Sony and Vodafone start 5G driving test of Vision-S prototype

(Alliance News) - Sony Group Corp and Vodafone Group PLC on Wednesday reported a start of a 5G ...

Alliance News 21 April, 2021 | 10:15AM
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(Alliance News) - Sony Group Corp and Vodafone Group PLC on Wednesday reported a start of a 5G driving test of the Vision-S prototype in Aldenhoven, Germany.

For this project, Tokyo-based electronics company Sony will apply various technologies and expertise that it has cultivated over the years through the development of smartphones, including hardware and software design for communication systems, the formulation of communication quality evaluation indexes, and the analysis of propagation characteristics in field tests, to the area of mobility development.

Sony said it will conduct driving tests to verify the possibility of low-delay transmission of various sensor data acquired from the vehicle to the cloud, and real-time control from the cloud to the vehicle, and proceed verification and development for optimization of the communication environment even in vehicles running at high speed.

"Real time mobile communication turns cars into databases on wheels. In our 5G mobility lab, the Vision-S prototype learns to communicate in real time. Together with Sony, we are preparing the first prototype for 5G so that in the future new features can be imported into the car over the air and with a simple software update," said Vodafone Germany Chief Executive Hannes Ametsreiter.

Berkshire, England-based telecommunications company Vodafone shares were trading 0.7% higher in London on Wednesday at 132.43 pence each, while Sony shares closed 2.4% lower in Tokyo at JPY11,575.00 each.

By Evelina Grecenko;

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Security Name Price Change (%) Morningstar
Vodafone Group PLC 109.44 GBX -0.91
Sony Group Corp 12,680.00 JPY -1.63

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