CES 2022: Sony to become electric car maker
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CES 2022: Sony to become electric car maker

Martin Jud
Zurich, on 05.01.2022

At the CES, Sony announces its entry into the e-car market. For this purpose, a subsidiary is founded, which is to bring vehicles to market maturity. In line with the announcement, a new concept car - an e-SUV - is shown.

Already two years ago, Sony showed a first e-concept vehicle called "VISION-S 01". Now the electronics giant is following up and, unlike back then, has concrete plans. The second concept car, currently on display at CES in Las Vegas, builds on the first and is called "VISION-S 02".

According to CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, the vehicle houses 40 sensors for safety alone - with others providing entertainment and other functions. Sony is using the concept vehicle itself to test autonomous driving technologies on the road. Just like Apple is doing - only with previously alien vehicles.

VISION-S 02 Cockpit
VISION-S 02 Cockpit
Bild: Sony

The new vision of an e-compact SUV won't just be used for research, however. It will also be tested to see if it can be developed to market readiness. For this purpose, Sony will establish the subsidiary "Sony Mobility Inc." this spring.

Sonys VISION-S 02 bietet bis zu sieben Passagieren Platz und wird von zwei 200-kW-Motoren angetrieben.
Sonys VISION-S 02 bietet bis zu sieben Passagieren Platz und wird von zwei 200-kW-Motoren angetrieben.
Bild: Sony

Whether the concept as a whole or only parts of it will flow into future products remains to be seen.

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