Sony concept vehicle is all about the entertainment on the go. Naturally. Its SC-1 (translated) is more or less a shuttle outfitted with high-res image sensors, It is operated autonomously, or driven, and Sony claims that the image sensors placed around the car, (and the displays within high quality enough) are sensitive enough that you could drive the buggy at night without headlamps. displays, AI, 5G data connectivity via Docomo, different fuels, lidar & a bevy of ultrasonics onboard.
“Since the image sensor captures the surroundings, the window becomes unnecessary, and by placing a high-definition display in that area instead, you can display various pictures to people around the vehicle.”
feels like a perfect way to add in face scanning to deliver highly personalized ads to everybody in the car.
Sony is going one step further than that even, and will use mixed reality to overlay CGI on the windows “so that movement itself is enjoyed more.” Mother nature could use a digital facelift, to be sure.
That chances of something like this actually making it out on the open-road anytime shortly are probably pretty slim, but perhaps seeing it idling at an amusement park (oh hi, Epcot Center) would not be too farfetched. Sony says that it has been touring the SC-1 around the Okinawa Science and Technology Graduate University college since Sep.
A few years past, Mercedes showed off something similar with its silver bean-like F 015 concept. That featured wood flooring, leather egg-shaped lounge chairs and 4K touchscreen displays all over you’d look. Sony, it seems, simply took that concept to the next logical step.