The tech industry giant Sony is known worldwide for the quality of its products. This company is now making new experiments in the technology of the automobile sector. Actually, media reports have claimed that Sony Group is working on new self-driving sensors for cars. Reports say that this sensor will be able to use 70 percent less power than the conventional sensor available in the current market.
What will be the benefit?
It has been claimed that this sensor will help in increasing the single charge range of future electric vehicles (EVs) by reducing their power consumption. For this, Sony will combine its new sensor with software made by ‘Tier IV’, Japan’s largest self-driving system software maker. These new low power consumption sensors and software will greatly improve the range of electric cars .
Common engine sensor is used
Currently, electric vehicles use software and sensor technology from other petrol and diesel engine (ICE) vehicles. Naturally, these sensors consume more power, affecting the single charge range of EVs. Sony’s ambitions for the automobile sector, especially electric vehicles and self-driving cars, are well-known, despite having a large tech consumer segment and a large market share in the world.
Sony’s plans for electric vehicles
The sensor business is another step by Sony towards electric self-driving cars. Sony recently launched a joint venture called ‘Sony Honda Mobility’ in association with Honda Motor Company . The company will work on the development and sale of new electric vehicles with high technology and features. This newly designed sensor of Sony can be seen for the first time in the vehicles of this joint venture.
This sensor will also give warning of bad weather
Sony has also used image recognition and radar technology in this new power-saving sensor, in an effort to minimize any harmful effects on EVs in extreme weather conditions.