For those unfamiliar with the Sony Vision-S, it’s essentially an all-electric sedan concept with components from Magna International, Continental AG, Elektrobit and Benteler / Bosch. Boasting always-on connectivity, complete with 33 sensors that include CMOS, solid state LiDAR, radar and time-of-flight cameras, which together, form an advanced driver assistance suite called “Safety Cocoon”. Step inside, and you’ll find a panoramic touchscreen integrated directly into the dashboard, paired with Sony’s 360 Reality Audio.
On teh technical side of things, the vehicle is powered by two 200 kW electric motors that send power to all wheels, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 4.8 seconds, while topping out at 149 mph. To keep the ride smooth, Sony has installed a double wishbone suspension, mated to an air spring system.
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With the goal of contributing to the evolution of mobility, VISION-S development activity has reached the next stage. While continuing to advance vehicle development for safety and security, entertainment and adaptability, public road testing commenced in Austria in December 2020 for technical evaluation,” said Sony.