Sony announced its plans to enter into automotive segment with a joint venture with Honda. It will be called Sony Honda Mobility, which will introduce its first EV in 2026. The upcoming EV will be manufactured by Honda, with software system and electronics developed by Sony.
According to the reports revealed, Sony is planning to integrate its PlayStation 5 gaming console in this EV. The car’s infotainment system is going to have the gaming console. Izumi Kawanishi, President, Sony Honda Mobility, stated that it is “technologically possible” for the electronics giant to integrate the PS5 platform into the car. The PS5 platform in the upcoming EV will help the joint venture to catch up with the systems of other automakers, especially Tesla & its vision-based FSD system. The PS5 platform will not only bring entertainment & software but also integrate sensors and tech required for autonomous driving.
The upcoming Level 3 autonomous electric vehicle from Sony Honda Mobility is expected to be previewed on January 4, 2023, in Las Vegas, ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Details like powertrain, pricing, range & onboard tech, will be revealed closer to the date of launch.