During Sony’s talk before CES 2024, they showed off their teamwork across media, gaming, and entertainment. A standout moment was when Izumi Kawanishi, the President and COO of Sony Honda Mobility, brought back the Afeela electric car and drove it on stage using a PlayStation 5 DualSense controller.
Don’t expect to use a gaming controller to park your Sony electric car anytime soon. The demo with the PlayStation controller was just for show, as mentioned by Kawanishi. This is the third time the Afeela electric car has appeared at CES, and it still looks pretty much the same as before.
The flashy introduction was just to catch our attention. However, Sony and Honda executives later shared more details about the development of Afeela. Now, we have a better idea of the cool entertainment and safety tech they’re planning to bring to the roads through their joint venture.
Afeela shares more than just a controller with your PS5. It uses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.3 for stunning 3D graphics on its wide dashboard.
The display features detailed maps, virtual spaces, and AR views with internet-sourced info. Sony’s media catalog keeps passengers entertained, and Unreal Engine aids in training Afeela’s driver assistance systems for safety. In a CES 2024 debut, Sony Honda Mobility also partnered with Microsoft to incorporate Azure AI cloud-scale computing in Afeela’s development.
Here are the all products that were revealed by Sony at CES 2024: