One company we didn’t expect to see a car from was Sony but given how technological the automotive industry is becoming, this reveal shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. The Vision-S has been labelled by the Japanese firm as a safety cocoon thanks to various safety features.
A highlight of the design is the 33 CMOS image sensors and Time-of-Flight sensors which are used to recognize people and objects in and around the car. This allows inhabitants to make use of interactive features such as gesture controls. In addition, the cabin sports a 360 degree reality audio system to provide a deep and immersive audio experience. On the entertainment side, a panoramic screen stretches across the dash to provide entertainment for the driver and passenger.
Autonomous technologies used in the Vision-S consist of a solid state LiDAR which uses highly accurate distance measurement to gain a precise 3D grasp of real-life spaces. Sensor fusion technology which merges the capabilities of sensors of varied attributes to enable early and accurate recognition; even in challenging conditions such as fog, backlight and night-time driving is also featured on this concept.
What about performance? There’s no word on figures on the concept’s official release but it has been confirmed that it features two 200 kW electric motors which provides it with a 0-100 km/h time of 4,8 seconds and a top speed of 240 km/h.