At CES, the company revealed the Vision-S 02, a new version of its prototype, which is being tested in the streets.
Japanese electronics giant Sony unveiled a new prototype of its Vision-S electric vehicle on Tuesday and announced the creation of a new subsidiary tasked with exploring this rapidly expanding market.
At the traditional Las Vegas Tech Show (CES) this week, the company unveiled the Vision-S 02, a remake of its first prototype, which is being tested on the streets.
The group, best known for its electronics, televisions or video game consoles (the popular Playstation), will create a subsidiary called Sony Mobility in the spring of 2022.
Through this new branch, Sony said in a statement, “Exploring the possibility of investing in the electric vehicle market.”
The Vision-S is packed with internal and external sensors and helps Sony test self-driving, i.e. driverless technologies.
The company is also working on designing immersive entertainment systems.
However, the electric vehicle segment is still small: it accounts for only 3% of current sales in the US, and yet it is generating significant media interest and investment.
US giant General Motors (GM) plans to invest more than $35,000 million in electric cars and robotics between now and 2025. Meanwhile, US authorities plan to spend billions to boost its network of charging stations or incite people to abandon their polluting vehicles. . (I)
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