Sony Reveals Its First Car: Meet the Vision-S Prototype

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  1. RolexGTP

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    I see Microsoft going this route way before Nintendo
     
  2. dice1998

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    I wonder if crossplaycharging with other brand chargers will be enabled on it by default or will we have to wait years before Sony finally says yes.
     
  3. GTV0819

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    How did you know?
     
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  5. ZedNinetySix

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    I feel rmbaressed that their car is so generic, and vusially speaking almost a carbon copy of the Model-3...

    What stopped them from making something unique and memorable?
     
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    Aerodynamics and materials, it's why pretty much all electric cars have a similar shape. There are only so many shapes that cut through the air with the greatest efficiency and there are only so many materials you can use to develop those shapes while still having a structurally sound vehicle. It looks like Sony actually thought about the "what-if" scenario that the car makes it to production. I doubt it'll happen, but I could see Sony partnering with Toyota, Honda, or Nissan to develop a car.
     
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    Guess it needs a 34th sensor, to remind passengers to take their belongings...
     
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    I think that this body shape allows for a good amount of battery range, which is incredibly important for an EV, as well as having a decent amount of space inside. I wouldn't exactly call it a "carbon copy" of the Model 3 either.
     
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    As far as I know they got heavily involved with the camera division for scapes on GT Sport, I even recall an specific camera model where the startup screen is not SONY logo but GT one
     
  10. McLaren

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    Is putting in that many screens into the dash from driver-to-passenger a new trend for electric cars?
     
  11. PSN:And-War

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    Why did they not get Polyphony to help, missed opp wonder if we will see this in-game.
     
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  12. 05XR8

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    I guess. The Honda is the only other one I can think of at the moment.
     
  13. Motoyuki7

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    That is Gran Turismo 7: The real driving.
     
  14. McLaren

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    Thought the Taycan had a 2nd screen that stretched the passenger as well.
     
  15. GTV0819

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    If PD helped, would this thing look similar to the GT by Citroen developed 12 years ago?
     
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    Living in the United States of America, I see generic, hum-drum, boring vehicles all day, every day. Cosmetically, this doesn't leave any kind of negative impression on me. Especially as an economic daily driver, I think it's kind of attractive. Definitely not a show car, but nothing I'd be ashamed to be seen in.
     
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    Its quite unusual for a first car concept to be a regular car people would actually buy rather then a Sports car or supercar though, apart from the wing mirrors the car looks close to production spec in terms of design as well, No oversized wheels and overtly weird interior.
     
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    The wing mirrors could easily be production-spec. They'd be digital ones. Cameras which display the image on the interior.

    I absolutely adore the way the badging is integrated into the design of the bumper and tail light. Very, very stylish. Overall i quite like the design to be honest. The body proportions could be nicer though.
     
  19. GTV0819

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    At least it's not a truck also.
     
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  20. Nexus

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    Does it have a Bravia engine?
     
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    Nah those are pretty much not allowed in any country and have been a stable for nearly every concept car for last 15 years or so.
     
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    Yes. Just had a look.
    I thought that too, until I saw the Honda EV and the Audi EV SUV. Those both have the thin outboard cameras.
     
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    Not any more.

    Japan - surprise! - was the first to change its laws to allow for cameras instead of door/wing mirrors in 2016, but even before then there was a production road car which, thanks to low volume, had special exemption to use them: the Volkswagen XL1. The law has since changed almost globally, and the Audi e-tron uses them (as options) in all markets...


    ... except the USA, which hasn't adopted the change.
     
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    I wonder if the perfomance is increased for each update like the PS4.
     
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  25. Motoyuki7

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    The car design is really closer to production than to a crazy concept car.
    They even said the platform can accommodate a SUV, which is what they should have brought to a event in US.
    With EV cars in demand we saw a lot of new car makers.
    If public reaction is good, maybe Sony wants to get on the boat as well.
     
  26. PSN:And-War

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    If only
     
  27. Infamus

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    I'm not a fan of driving an appliance but that does not look half bad.
     
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    Electric vehicles for Nintendo's target audience:

    NintendoLecyCars.jpg
     
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  29. GTV0819

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    At least be more original.
     
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  30. VXR

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    In the regular model, it uses the Exmor RS in the sports model.
     
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