Last year, Sony alluded to a potential upcoming electric vehicle (EV), and just when the world started to forget, the company dropped a stunning new video of a prototype.
On Monday, Sony released a teaser video of public road testing for the Vision-S prototype, and at first glance, it’s a beautiful piece of EV machinery. The video takes place on public roads in Austria, as well as on a racetrack.
We can see from the video that Sony has spent the last year quietly developing the Vision-S, alongside the likes of automaker Magna Steyr and other partners to the technology company helping to build the prototype.
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Sony’s Vision-S allegedly has 40 working sensors, giving it the 360-degree awareness, as well as a dashboard size screen – not unlike the recently-released Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen, but with a much more minimal, squared-off design.
Other features in the vehicle will include over-the-air software updates, 5G connectivity, a driver-monitoring system, voice assisting, and a whole slew of other announced capacities.
In any case, it’ll be exciting to see this new EV get road-ready in the months, and maybe years, to come. While a release date has not yet been specified, we’re eager to see the Sony Vision-S hit consumer driveways, so hopefully, it won’t be long.
Check out the video below:
Zachary Visconti is a news writer covering Tesla and other EV companies, as well as stories about electric battery news, autonomous driving, and all things sustainable technology. Currently residing in Santa Rosa, California. Loves his wife, his cat Banks, and a good cup of coffee.