Sony and Honda want to turn your car into a futuristic gaming pod | Digit

With US regulators allowing companies to manufacture automatic self-driving cars without human controls, Sony Honda Mobility has made its endeavours to build such cars quite public. In a recent statement, Honda stated that it will be pairing up with Sony to create a self-driving car that has a state-of-the-art PlayStation console, and other entertainment features. 

While Sony has not launched a new console since the PlayStation 5, it is currently working on a slimmer version. It is believed that this version will be the one to feature in Honda’s upcoming smart cars. 

Is it feasible to integrate the Sony PS5 into a smart car? 

Izumi Kawanishi, President of Sony Honda Mobility, said that it is “technologically possible” to integrate the Sony PS5 into a smart car. Elaborating on the need for the same, he said “To enjoy the space in your car, you have to make it a space where you don’t need to drive” 

On a similar note, The chairman of Sony Honda Mobility, Yasuhide Mizuno, the aim is to “develop a car as hardware that will cater to the entertainment and network we would like to offer”.

Kawanishi further expanded that there are various companies looking to create an entertainment experience within smart cars. “Sony has content, services, and entertainment technologies that move people. We are adapting these assets to mobility, and this is our strength against Tesla.”

When will the Sony Honda Smart Car launch?

As of now, Sony Honda Mobility has stated that it aims to bring these fully automated smart electric cars into production by 2025, which isn’t a long way off considering this sounds like an episode of Black Mirror (or the basic premise of Upload’s plot catalyst). 

Is the Sony PS5 actually worth it? Or should they integrate a brand-new gaming console by Sony in the future? Read our review of the Sony PS5 here to know more! 

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