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What is your first impression of the Sony Vision-S?


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The new Sony Vision-S concept.

And no, it’s not a TV... well, sort of. ;)

What do you think?

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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/sony-car-ces-connected-tech-showcase/
 

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It's ok. Fairly conservative styling.

It sounds like Sony doesn't plan to become an auto manufacturer. They just built this prototype to be able to show off their Vision-S connected-car system. So they're probably looking to compete more with Google Auto and Apple CarPlay. We'll see if any auto manufacturers decide to license this system.
 
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I'm curious who built it for them, it looks like it has a lot of Toyota DNA.
 

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I'm curious who built it for them, it looks like it has a lot of Toyota DNA.

I think it's built by Magna. See a list of partners at 3:44 mark in their presentation
But the design is probably their own. I agree it has Toyota style, looks ike corollized Model 3 :D
 

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Pretty good looking car honestly... Although funky proportions. Looks good from from front and rear angles...

Mash-up between a Taycan (front), Camry (mid), Jag (rear)
 

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For the most part, I've admired Sony design and user friendliness since the 80's. I'm excited to see what else they come up with.

Would they be able to compete with Tesla tech? I highly doubt it.
 

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I really don't understand what Sony is thinking anymore. They used to be the best household electronics brand, and all their stuff was great when I was a kid. They seemed to let apple and others take it away and haven't bothered to really try. They have a perfect opportunity to get into the EV market. I bet Sony would do a much better job than all the traditional car companies. But they just made it to show off their tech.

 

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I really don't understand what Sony is thinking anymore.
They've been too busy making sure that their customers are locked into their ecosystem via proprietary interfaces (Sony Memory Stick, anyone?) and DRM (remember the rootkit scandal?).

The last Sony product I bought was in 2006. I'll never buy another Sony product again.
 

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They've been too busy making sure that their customers are locked into their ecosystem via proprietary interfaces (Sony Memory Stick, anyone?) and DRM (remember the rootkit scandal?).

The last Sony product I bought was in 2006. I'll never buy another Sony product again.
Generally, I advise, "Never say never". But, in this case I wholeheartedly agree with you @garsh and you can add VW to my list.