Sony unveils Vision-S electric concept car with 360 Reality Audio

CES 2020: Sony unveils Vision-S electric car concept with 360 Reality Audio
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Well, we weren't expecting that. Sony has caused something of a stir at CES 2020 by unveiling its own electric concept car. Dubbed Sony Vision-S, it features Sony's vision for the future of in-car entertainment and includes some major enhancements in the way we consume content on four wheels.

Sony pointed to its 360 Reality Audio sound format as being the perfect medium for listening to audio in its Vision-S concept, allowing passengers to be completely immersed in music. To enhance this feeling, Sony's concept car has multiple speakers built into each seat.

Vision-S also brings with it a look at the way users interact with in-car systems and includes a huge panoramic touchscreen interface for the driver and passengers to navigate with.

The future of in-car entertainment has been one of the big talking points of CES 2020 so far, with the Sony news following on from an earlier announcement that Sennheiser and Continental have joined forces to create a speakerless in-car audio system.

We'll be attempting to take a closer look at this cool-looking concept and hopefully listen to its 360 Reality Audio system in action over the coming days.


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Andy Madden

Andy is Deputy Editor of What Hi-Fi? and a consumer electronics journalist with nearly 20 years of experience writing news, reviews and features. Over the years he's also contributed to a number of other outlets, including The Sunday Times, the BBC, Stuff, and BA High Life Magazine. Premium wireless earbuds are his passion but he's also keen on car tech and in-car audio systems and can often be found cruising the countryside testing the latest set-ups. In his spare time Andy is a keen golfer and gamer.