Sony and Honda’s electric car brand collaboration has finally come to life. At least, we now have a glimpse of the prototype, so we know what it looks like. Looking at the new electric vehicle from Sony and Honda reminds you of another car brand, Lucid Air. Meanwhile, it is Tesla from the inside. Especially since you can be able to play PS4 and PS5 games on the internal screen. Well, it is Sony-Honda collaboration, what did you expect?
The two Japanese companies’ new collaboration is called Sony Honda Mobility. Sony Honda Mobility announced their first Electric Vehicle (EV) at the CES 2023 event last week. This car comes with one feature which may be the main talking point of the vehicle when it enters the market.
The car which goes by the name Afeela comes with the advanced technology of Sony and many years of experience in Honda’s car making business. The result of this collaboration is nothing but a fancy looking and a tech-packed Electric Vehicle. Sony says that the Afeela will hit the markets in a few years’ time. When it finally launches, this vehicle will be able to play PS5 games.
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Sony-Honda Mobility EV, Afeela will Not Feature a PlayStation Console
To make things clearer, it is not like Sony will implant a PlayStation 5 console in the vehicle. Afeela will make use of cloud gaming to enable onboard passengers play pS4 and PS5 games. This will heavily depend on the speed and stability of your internet connection as well. You can also watch your favorite movies and TV shows in the car, thanks to the various screens in the vehicle.
There are numerous screens inside the Afeela, but the screen story does not end inside the vehicle as it also has an exterior display. Sony calls this the car’s ‘Media Bar’ (You can as well call it the car’s Dynamic Island). This exterior display allows the car owner to display a variety of data including weather information and car battery level. The so-called Media Bar can also display different colors and images as well. As an owner of Afeela, you can also display your feeling to outsiders via the exterior display.
Sony also said they are talking to partners about how they can create fun and exciting interactions using the Media Bar, more like what Apple is trying to do with the Dynamic Island.
Launch Date for Sony-Honda Mobility EV Afeela
At the announcement Sony did not state a specific launch date for Afeela. However, the PlayStation console maker said the car will not launch until 2026. So, this is only a concept car that gives us a tip of what to expect in the near future.