Sony surprises with an electric concept car called the Vision-S


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Sony just made what might be one of the biggest surprise announcements at CES: a car. Called the Sony Vision-S, it’s an electric concept car that is meant to showcase the Japanese tech conglomerate’s many different strengths, from entertainment products to camera sensors and more.

In fact, the Vision-S features 33 different sensors inside and outside of the car, multiple widescreen displays, 360 audio, and always-on connectivity, with some pieces coming from industry players like BlackBerry and Bosch. It’s also powered by a “newly-designed EV platform,” which appears to have been engineered by automotive supplier Magna.

“This prototype embodies our contribution to the future of mobility,” Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said.

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