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    Sony has decided to truly surprise visitors to CES 2020 by announcing its first car. The Japanese corporation entered into partnerships with giants such as Bosch, NVIDIA, Continental, Magna, and Genetex, and showed a prototype of the electric car of the future.

    The Sony Vision-S concept car primarily demonstrates how modern technology can be used in the automotive industry. For several years, the company worked to promote its own automotive sensors that can make driving more comfortable.

    Sony has introduced an advanced competitor Tesla

    As a result, Vision-S received 33 sensors at once, which fully control both the exterior and interior of the car. The sensors are able to provide the necessary safety, to prevent collisions with pedestrians and collisions. At the same time, Sony emphasizes that it has paid a lot of attention to the infotainment system, which received the technology of panoramic sound Reality Audio.

    Inside the car, there are many displays: a huge main one, which acts as a dashboard, as well as two touch screens for passengers in the rear seats and a side panel on the center console.

    Sony has introduced an advanced competitor Tesla

    The Vision-S platform was developed by the industrial giant Magna. True, the manufacturer does not disclose any technical characteristics of the car, noting that it continues to work on improving the power plants. There was also no information on autopilot integration.

    Sony has introduced an advanced competitor Tesla

    So far, there is no information about Sony's plans to release an electric car for sale.


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