SONY MOBILITY has taken the wraps off its second idea mannequin in as a few years on the Shopper Electronics Present (CES) in Las Vegas.
The Imaginative and prescient-S 02 SUV follows the Imaginative and prescient-S 01 Sedan idea introduced at CES two years in the past, and gives seven-seat practicality, a high-end encompass sound audio system – with audio system embedded within the seats – and naturally, connection to a PlayStation gaming console.
Up entrance, the cockpit receives a big panoramic display operating the width of the dashboard with smaller particular person screens provided for rear-seat passengers. The Imaginative and prescient-S 02 gives 5G and over-the-air replace capabilities, Sony Mobility saying distant operation could also be potential within the close to future.
“We’re exploring a business launch of Sony’s electrical autos,” Sony chairman, president and CEO Kenichiro Yoshido mentioned on the CES.
“With our imaging and sensing, cloud, 5G and leisure applied sciences mixed with our contents mastery, we consider Sony is nicely positioned as a inventive leisure firm to redefine mobility.
Sony Mobility’s SUV idea sticks near the design of its earlier sedan with a black ‘grille’ flanked by cooling ducts, leaf-shaped headlights, a full-width LED daytime operating mild, curved glass roof, and 20-inch alloy wheels. There aren’t any wing mirrors, the Imaginative and prescient-S 02 as an alternative utilizing Sony’s CMOS digicam and sensor system.
It additionally options lip-reading know-how to allow what Sony says are correct voice instructions, in-car cameras to observe passenger consolation, and over 40 sensors to assist Degree 2+ autonomous driving capabilities.
The 2072kg (kerb) Imaginative and prescient-S 02 rides on the identical double-wishbone air sprung platform because the Imaginative and prescient-S 01 and measures 4895mm in size, 1930mm in width, and 1650mm in top. The wheelbase measures 3030mm. It’s propelled by an electrical motor at every axle offering mixed system energy of 400kW.
Sony Mobility has but to offer driving vary, cost occasions, or efficiency figures for the idea mannequin however it’s understood the mannequin will share a few of its structure with the Fisker Ocean, whose underpinnings are additionally equipped by Austrian producer Magna-Steyr.
If the Imaginative and prescient-S 02 enters manufacturing it’ll possible rival similar-sized 5+2 seat SUVs from Apple, Fisker, Foxtron, LG, Tesla, VinFast and others.
Sony shares jumped 4.2 per cent on announcement of the idea mannequin to ¥14,450 ($A175).