News JVTech Sony’s electric car finally arrives and features the best video game engine
Published on 05/01/2023 at 15:50
Sony unveils its electric car in partnership with Honda during CES 2023. The most incredible thing is the integration of the Unreal Engine 5 game engine directly into the infotainment system.
The sleek looking Sony electric car
This is one of the most anticipated announcements from CES 2023, Sony’s car. She is there, she is beautiful and above all we find her in her final form. It took a long time to discover this incredible electric car in real life.
The association of Honda and Sony made it possible to create the Afeela brand, under which the car will be sold. If at the moment we do not have the name of the model, we have all the visual changes compared to the concept. Well, this is just my opinion, but it has lost a lot of its sporty and edgy soul. Its design has been sanitized and suddenly looks a lot like a Hyundai Ioniq 5, but much more refined.
It’s a shame, the concept of the Vision-S 01 was sublime. Good after I seem to spit on the car, but it remains magnificent. Just less ambitious than expected.
A video game engine in an electric car
But Sony is not betting on the exterior of the car, everything is actually played out inside. This is why beyond the partnership with Honda, we also find Qualcomm and Epic Games. Yes yes, Epic Games. And before you’re as surprised as I am, it’s about providing some interface technologies like Unreal Engine 5 for example. That is to say that the infotainment system will be driven by a video game engine.
Without forgetting that Sony has strongly pushed in its communication the fact that there are 45 sensors around the car for autonomous driving and assistance. We will even have the right to a LiDaR that protrudes above the front windshield.
On the power side, we should have the right to a 0 to 100 in less than 5 seconds. We are therefore in the performance of the Tesla Model 3, which is excellent. But what we expect the most is to know when it will be released.
The date is announced for the first half of 2025 for the North American market. It will surely arrive in Europe a few months later. We will know more in the coming months.
As for the launch price, we don’t have an official figure yet. On the other hand, Sony plans to be “competitive” with German brands such as Audi, Mercedes, BMW and Volvo..