Sony has announced plans to enter the automotive segment in partnership with Honda. It will be called the Sony Honda Mobility, which will introduce its first EV in 2026. The upcoming EV will be manufactured by Honda, with software systems and electronics developed by Sony.
According to the reports, Sony is planning to integrate the PlayStation 5 gaming console in this EV. The car’s infotainment system should have a game console. Izumi Kawanishi, President, Sony Honda Mobility, said that it is “technologically possible” for the electronics giant to integrate the PS5 platform in the car. The PS5 platform in the upcoming EV will help the joint venture with other automakers, especially Tesla, and get a Vision-based FSD system. In addition to bringing entertainment and software, the PS5 platform integrates the sensors and technology needed for autonomous driving.
The Level 3 autonomous electric vehicle from Sony Honda Mobility is expected to be previewed ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 4, 2023 in Las Vegas. Details like powertrain, pricing, range and on-board technology will be revealed closer to the launch date.
“To enjoy the space in your car, you have to make it a place you don’t want to drive,” says Kawanishi, and it takes some time for that to happen. The companies joined hands in June to form the new company, which sells high-end EVs and offers mobility services.
In October of this year, Sony Group and Honda Motor announced plans to deliver the first EVs from their new company in the US in 2026, and pre-orders will begin in 2025. Joint’s new company aims to bring professionals together. Honda and Sony. The electric car market already has a few options for integrating gaming into your road trips. Tesla owners can play classics like 1991’s Sonic the Hedgehog, while Model X and Model S cars sport hardware powerful enough to run The Witcher 3. “Tesla is not offering any content services,” he said, adding that “it’s technologically possible.” Integrate the PS5 platform into their cars. The companies plan to build electric cars built around the entertainment experience of music, movies and games. The company also tested Steam integration for its vehicles. If the Sonic and the 2025 Sony-Honda look aren’t appealing, there’s always Tesla’s new in-car karaoke system, or maybe just bring along a steam floor.