Sony is building a car; meet the Vision S

Sony, best known for its Playstation gaming system and a whole lot of audio gear, is jumping into the car making business. That sounds like an odd statement. Wait though, because it starts to make some sense when you realize just how many bits and pieces Sony is supplying to the auto industry already.

The car, which was unveiled last night at CES, is called the Vision S. Sony isn’t building this on its own. The Japanese company has teamed up with Bosch, Magna, Continental, and more. This is an all-electric sedan that manages to look a bit like a style mash-up of the Tesla Model 3 and the Lucid Air. Beneath the skin you’ll find a pair of electric motors. Each is good for 268 horsepower, and Sony say the Vision S will go from 0-62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. The top speed is said to be 149 mph.

As of right now, this is still just a concept. It’s a platform for continual development of cameras, sensors, and other parts Sony supplies to the automotive industry. Could it be put into production? With the amount of help Sony have had producing it, that’s certainly possible. But right now there’s no talk of that, so there’s no price discussion either.

My favorite comment on the car? See below:

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6 responses to “Sony is building a car; meet the Vision S”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    Introducing the new Sony Driveman, let the Sonycar Wars begin! (Bonus pun: Sony’s automotive chassis design works is called the Claystation,)

    1. Vairship Avatar

      Unfortunately the car is Betamax, and not compatible with other vehicles or roads.

      1. crank_case Avatar

        Also, despite being more compact, you can’t park it in a regular slot (VHS vs Betamax nerds might get this one.)

    2. crank_case Avatar

      They better be reliable, or they’ll earn the “Walkman” nickname all too quickly.

    3. kogashiwa Avatar

      And there is eternal war between the users of the ClayStation and the MixBox, despite them being literally the same people.

  2. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

    Of course you can only drive the car on Sony authorized roads, the ICE only plays Sony media and it installs a rootkit on your smartphoone the first time you pair it. Sony has betrayed its customers too many times to be trusted.