At CES 2021, Sony Corporation has announced the completion of its VISION-S prototype vehicle in December 2020, which has been under development with the goal of contributing to the evolution of mobility, and that it has begun public road tests in Europe.
Sony says it will continue to further develop the vehicle, and plans to conduct driving tests in other regions as well going forward. The VISION-S Prototype was revealed at last year’s CES.
Sony has also announced it’s working with AIMotive to evolve the car’s automated driving system.
Izumi Kawanishi, Senior Vice President of Sony Corporation in charge of AI Robotics Business, says: “AImotive brings excitement to the automated driving industry, creating scalable and reliable automated systems. Working with them to further develop technology for the VISION-S concept is a decision that we believe will contribute to the future of mobility.”
“We are super excited to be working with internationally respected Sony,” adds László Kishonti, CEO & Founder at AImotive. “This is a great collaboration for us, helping us better understand the key challenges in developing and integrating advanced ADAS technologies from well-respected industry leaders. We look forward to working closely with Sony to complete realizing the VISION-S Prototype.”
The VISION-S Prototype has been developed in Austria with partners such as Magna Steyr.