It seems like only two weeks ago when Ezra Dyer of Car & Driver suggested that automakers spice up and make their electric car options a little stranger. After all, in the world of EVs, power and acceleration are simple to come by, leaving important personality attributes as a seductive development area. The joint venture between the automaker and the tech behemoth, Sony Honda Mobility, is now discussing ways to integrate Sony’s technology into its vehicles.
Izumi Kawanishi, president of Sony Honda Mobility, stated in an interview with the Financial Times: “People are moved by Sony’s entertainment technology, services, and content. Our advantage over Tesla is that we are converting these assets to the mobile market.” A car will be developed as hardware that will support the entertainment and network we want to provide, he added, and the business aims to modify how the forthcoming EV is built. Therefore, there isn’t a PS5 console on the dashboard, but Kawanishi claimed that PS5 capabilities is “technologically doable.”
When it comes to entertainment, Kawanishi said in a statement to the Financial Times that Tesla “is not providing any content services.” We anticipate the best infotainment systems in upcoming goods under the new brand because Sony is known for developing a wide range of technologies, including speakers and displays. In January 2022, Sony presented the Vision S 02 design at the CES Technology Fair.
His seven-passenger crossover, the Vision-S 02, is the same size as the Tesla Model Y and lets backseat users play his PlayStation games on their own home console using a remote. The CEO is certain that the business will maintain the functionality and permit backseat passengers access to his PS5 games while driving if a version of this concept is put into production as Sony Honda Mobility’s first production vehicle.
It’s not the first time a business has offered video games in their vehicles. This has been done before by Tesla and Mercedes-Benz, with both businesses ultimately deciding to remove the feature from the cars they drive.