New Sony Smart Car Is A Billboard That Plays PS5 Games

A man stands on stage and shows off the new Sony smart car and its media bar.

Announced previous week at CES 2023, Sony and Honda’s new sensible automobile prototype looks to be taking a website page from Elon Musk’s Tesla, letting individuals boot up PlayStation 4 and 5 games through its interior screens. But Sony may well also be planning to use the motor vehicle as a way to promote shit on the outside the house of it although you travel all over. Welcome to the long run. It sucks.

The Afeela, Sony and Honda’s new smart EV (electric car or truck), is a joint venture among the two big organizations intended to leverage equally Sony’s superior tech and Honda’s many years of vehicle production. The end result is a new, tremendous-fancy, and technologies-packed prototype EV that Sony claims will be hitting the streets in a number of years. And when it does, apparently, you will be able to use it to engage in PS5 video games.

Now to be obvious, you will not be in a position to just pop a PS5 disc into the vehicle as Afeela will employ cloud streaming to enable homeowners and passengers engage in PS5 and PS4 games on the go, provided you have a good sign or web relationship. You will also be capable to observe films and Tv by way of the a variety of screens inside the car or truck.

But the Afeela does not just have screens on the interior. No, like a bizarre future episode of a Pimp My Journey reboot, the Afeela also options an exterior widescreen show. Sony call’s this the car’s “Media Bar” and says it will allow house owners exhibit a wide variety of details including the current weather conditions and battery stage of the car or truck. It can also be applied to screen distinctive hues or pictures, too. Yasuhide Mizuno, CEO of Sony Honda Mobility, states with the media bar, owners can “express” by themselves “by sharing several types of details to people close to [the car].”

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Sony also has some fewer awesome designs for this new media bar. In the course of its CES showcase, Sony briefly exhibited an ad for Spider-Guy: No Way Home on the outside screen. Not considerably far more was said about this quick instant from the function, further than Mizuno suggesting Sony was talking to companions about how they can develop “fun and exciting” interactions employing the media bar. That sounds a lot like Sony wants Afeelas to be mobile advertising and marketing billboards.

Of program, all of this is nonetheless a number of yrs absent as Sony and Honda say the Afeela is not coming out until eventually 2026. But as a tease of what to hope from long term clever cars and trucks, it’s not seeking great. Taking into consideration how ad-riddled smart TVs already are in 2023, I’m not hunting forward to automobiles finding covered in screens and advertisements, much too. I guess I’ll barely notice as I participate in a laggy PS5 match through the cloud in the backseat of the Afeela. In any case, I assumed the future would be cooler.