Sony and Honda are planning to jointly launch an electric car that will have a built-in PlayStation 5. The plan for the product that competes with Tesla’s Model X – the mobile games console with an AMD processor and RDNA 2 graphics card – is very specific.
Gamble while the car drives all by itself
In September, Sony and Honda formed a joint venture called Sony Honda Mobility. The fresh partnership company that aims to make cars with built-in Sony entertainment. The first ideas include, according to the Financial Timesvehicles related to music, films and the PlayStation 5.
“Sony has content, services and entertainment technology that moves people. We are adapting these assets to mobility and that is our strength over Tesla,” says Honda President Izumi Kawanishi, directly bringing apparent competitor Tesla into play. Technologically, the integration of the PS5 is definitely possible, he explained.
The first car model to appear as part of this partnership is expected to be launched in North America as early as 2025. It is not yet publicly known what technology it will be equipped with. As a first launch, though, it should have some wow factor if Sony and Honda really want to go head-to-head with Tesla.
Another advantage of the new Honda e-cars is autonomous driving. Kawashi says: “To enjoy the space in your car, you have to make it a space where you don’t have to drive yourself. The solution to this is autonomous driving.” This feature should definitely be on board the vehicles. Even the driver could use the DualSense controller. All of this will definitely take some time though.