Millions of guys have driven their dream cars, modified them, raced them: thank you Play Station. Guys driving 400 Km/h Bugatti Chiron and Lamborghini and Ferrari would tweak the engine sound using the speakers from Sony and replay their mistakes on LEDs from Sony. But ask any one and he will never say, “I dream driving a Sony”.
But surprise is the name of the game. At the ongoing CES 2020 gadget show in Las Vegas, Sony was present not with a PS 5 but, wait for it; a car. Sony plans to build and sell cars, so you can dream of driving a Sony on a Sony Play Station. Sony has been a mobility division and in collaboration with companies like Bosch, Continental, Nvidia and Qualcomm, the company revealed its first concept car, the Vision-S. Sony’s Vision-S is a geek’s dream machine, what with 33 sensors providing inputs to 360 Realty Audio system and wide-screen displays. The sensors are their as the company plans to leverage its developments in artificial intelligence, cloud technologies and telecommunication, imaging & Sensing technologies to develop autonomous vehicles.
The Vision-S is 4,895 mm long, 1,900 mm wide and 1,450 mm tall. Its is a spacious car with 3,000 mm of wheel base for optimum interior space. The car weighs 2,350 Kgs. The front and rear suspension comprises double wishbone and air springs.
The Vision-S looks like a slightly modified Tesla Model 3. Its a four seat sedan and is fitted with two 200 KW motors. The combined power plant generating 544 PS of power. It is expected to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in 4.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 240 Km/h.
As per Sony, the car is based on the three concepts of Safety, Entertainment and Adaptability. For safety, the car has 33 sensors, including C-MOS sensors from Sony, radars, LIDARS and ultrasonic sensors which keep a 360 eye around the car when stationary or in motion. For entertainment, the 360 Realty Audio system has speakers optimised for an immersive audio experience. The acoustics have been designed ground up specifically for the car. The dashboard of the car is one huge series of LED screens which display feed from rear view cameras, car instrumentation, and video feeds for entertainment.
The cars is adaptable to personal requirements and has been provided with vision-s link for connectivity, a personalised cabin and a system which can be updated over time.