2026 Afeela EV will get up to date styling, AI-informed driver-assistance


Sony offered an replace on the 2026 Afeela electrical sedan being co-developed with Honda at CES 2024, however solely briefly, and solely after half-hour or so of dialogue in regards to the firm’s media and gaming efforts.

That properly summarized Sony’s priorities. Sony Honda Mobility, the enterprise entity created to convey the Afeela model to market, is making clear that the model’s EVs will likely be a platform for apps and leisure. One of many subjects mentioned within the press convention was a “digital platform for co-creation” that can enable app builders to simply run third-party apps and providers on Afeela infotainment techniques.

Afeela electric sedan prototype as shown at CES 2024

Afeela electrical sedan prototype as proven at CES 2024

The automobiles can even embrace a “conversational private agent” utilizing AI from Microsoft, and options that fuse the digital with actuality from Polyphony Digital, the sport studio that produces “Gran Turismo”—one of many prime Sony PlayStation titles.

In yet one more tie-in to its gaming enterprise, an Afeela prototype was pushed onstage at Sony’s press convention with a PlayStation 5 controller. That is only for present, however Sony mentioned the manufacturing Afeela EVs could have driver-assist techniques knowledgeable by AI.

Nevertheless, the Afeela prototype was basically as offered at CES a yr in the past. We observed some visible modifications—facet mirrors now trying U.S.-spec, plus entrance and rear particulars showing just about production-ready—however the inside is identical, full with a steering yoke.

Afeela electric sedan prototype as shown at CES 2024

Afeela electrical sedan prototype as proven at CES 2024

Sony confirmed that no important modifications have been made, however mentioned the automobile will cost at as much as 150 kw. That may possible be no forefront by the point it arrives in 2026.

Sony first hinted at EV plans with its Imaginative and prescient S idea, which was unveiled at CES 2020. It later adopted that up with the Imaginative and prescient S-02 SUV idea, earlier than confirming the partnership with Honda in March 2022.

Later that yr, Sony and Honda confirmed that the manufacturing model of the Afeela sedan could be U.S.-built, and would arrive in 2026. Sony hasn’t but prompt whether or not a manufacturing SUV akin to the Imaginative and prescient S-02 idea is U.S.-bound, although.


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