Autonomous Vehicle

Sony (SNE), NTT Docomo conduct autonomous vehicle trial in Japan

Sony Corporation SNE, along with NTT Docomo Inc., announced the successful trial of a remotely-operated Sony Sociable Cart (SC-1) entertainment vehicle. This vehicle carried passengers for more than 2,500 kilometers, via a 5G network.

Video of the vehicle’s perimeter was captured with Sony image sensors and sent in real-time to a Sony office in Tokyo where the vehicle was driven remotely while the operator watched a monitor, taking advantage of 5G’s low latency, large capacity and extra-high-speed connectivity. The test was conducted on a 5G network, provided by Docomo Pacific. The SC-1’s image sensors are attached to the vehicle’s front, rear, and sides for high-resolution video visible by the remote operator. Sony provides reliability by using its ‘3R’ technologies (Reality, Real-time, and Remote) for a better mobility experience in various fields. Sony is concentrating on the premium segment of the branded products market to maximize growth.

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