Perhaps Sony’s most important contribution to the world to date is the Playstation. Once autonomous driving arrives, what will the passengers do? We’re not saying all cars will have a Playstation 5 just because autonomous driving is still far from being introduced. At that point, the PSX will likely be available. But Sony could lend a hand in in-car entertainment, which would no longer be limited to watching movies or playing basic games on a touchscreen.
Speaking of which, Sony could lend a hand when it comes to touchscreens. Automakers have tried for decades to emulate the smartphone experience, and so far none of them have been entirely successful – and yes, we’re including the Tesla Model S in that statement. Sony has the potential to do wonders with the human / car interface.
According to Tobe, Sony built the Vision-S to strengthen its contribution to the evolution of mobility. Basically the Vision-S exists so Sony can see what it can do to improve the experience of owning the car, whether it’s improving radar-guided cruise control or in-car entertainment.