The joint venture created by Sony and Honda said it aims to deliver its first electric vehicles by 2026 and will sell them online, starting in the United States and Japan.
This announcement made by Sony Honda Mobility is the first since the two companies launched the project in June this year.
Then Honda and Sony detailed that the new company would aim to bring together Honda’s environmental and safety technologies, mobility development capabilities, vehicle body manufacturing technology and aftermarket service management expertise, with the of Sony in the development and application of imaging, sensing, telecommunications, networking and entertainment technologies, to launch a new generation of vehicles and mobility services that are aligned with the new needs of users and the environment.
Now both companies reported that the new electric vehicle will have a premium price and will include a new software system developed by Sony, with which the company seeks recurring income from entertainment and other services for which customers will pay monthly.
Sony detailed that it will provide the software system for the new car, from the integrated controllers to cloud-based services that will connect with payment and entertainment systems.
It will also provide sensors and other technology for a Level 3 autonomous driving system that will allow drivers to pay more attention to the content and software services that will be offered.
Sony and Honda haven’t pinned down key details such as price, battery range or platform that will be used for the new vehicle, but representatives from the new company detailed a vision of a vehicle that would work almost like a smartphone. rolling.
With information from Reuters