With their first electric car concept, Sony wanted to show how mobility could be re-imagined. With emphasis on their technology expertise and creativity, Sony’s concept car would encompass the evolution of safety, comfort, entertainment and adaptability.
Being able to unveil a truly stunning car required a partner with comprehensive automotive expertise who would help realize their vision of seamless and enriching user experience combined with elegant design.
Based on Sony’s specifications, this partner would:
- Develop the cockpit solution along with software packages and other components.
- Integrate this cockpit into the car.
Based on Sony’s vision and requirement for an intuitive and seamless in-car user experience, EB developed a cockpit system that included Sony‘s UX design, infotainment software, and a High-Performance Computer (HPC) for the cockpit domain with fully featured customer-specific software packages. EB also supported the integration of digital mirrors, 3D glass and a door-to-door display panel into the cockpit.
Sony’s design tool of choice for the cluster and HVAC panels was EB GUIDE.
- EB GUIDE as the tool of choice that fulfils the requirement to design the whole HMI of a car
Elektrobit’s added value
- A cockpit solution allows to bring digital innovations to the automotive world in a rapid pace while assuring technology and supply chain independency. This is enabled through best-in-breed development and integration expertise, combined with industry-leading products and solutions.
Statement by Izumi Kawanishi, Senior Vice President at Sony Corporation
“Software is key to our vision for the VISION-S, and we brought in experts including Elektrobit to make this vision a reality.
Elektrobit provided its industry-leading software products, plus development and integration expertise. This enabled us to bring a unique and highly intuitive experience in the VISION-S cockpit to come into life.”“