Sony and Honda are planning a 2025 EV that could have built-in games

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  • Honda and Sony, as part of the Sony Honda Mobility joint venture, plan to enter the electric vehicle business together.
  • SOny chairman of Honda Mobility, Izumi Kawanishi, made this clear in an interview with the British business newspaper FinancialTimes this it seeks to use the Sony entertainment element to battle Tesla in the EV market.
  • Sony’s catalog of content, services and technology will be part of a future electric vehicle set to launch in 2025, leaving the door open for a PS5-compatible car in just a few years.

I feel like only two weeks ago Car and drivers Ezra Dyer suggested that car manufacturers spice up their electric car offerings and make things a little weirder. After all, power and acceleration are easy to come by in the EV world, leaving key personality traits as a tempting area for growth. Now Sony Honda Mobility, the joint venture agreement between the automaker and the tech giant, is talking about opportunities to include Sony technology in the company’s vehicles.

In an interview with the FinancialTimes, Sony Honda Mobility President Izumi Kawanishi said, “Sony delivers entertainment content, services and technologies that move people. We adapt these assets to mobility, and this is our strength against Tesla. He also said the company plans to adjust the way the next electric vehicle is built and will “develop a car as hardware that meets the entertainment and networking that we would like to deliver.” So, no PS5 console on the dash, but maybe PS5 capability, which Kawanishi says is “technologically possible.”

Kawanishi brushed Tesla lightly, telling the FinancialTimes that the EV maker “does not provide any content services” when it comes to entertainment.

Sony is known for producing a wide range of technology, including speakers and displays, which gives us hope for a top-notch infotainment system in future products from the new brand. At the CES tech show in January 2022, Sony presented its Vision-S 02 concept. The Vision-S 02 is a seven-passenger crossover, similar in size to the Tesla Model Y, and it allows rear passengers to play PlayStation games via remote connection with a home console. If a version of this concept goes into production as Sony Honda Mobility’s first production car, based on the CEO’s statements, it’s certainly possible the company will retain the feature, giving rear passengers access to PS5 games. on the road.

It wouldn’t be the first time a company has offered video games in its cars. Tesla and Mercedes-Benz have already done itwith both companies ultimately choosing to remove functionality from vehicles while in motion.

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