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Sony puts its tech to the test with step into self-drive EVs

Company aims to leverage sensor expertise as electrics become more popular

Sony's Vision-S concept car was developed in just two years and is now on the road. (Photo courtesy of Sony)

TOKYO -- Hot on the heels of Apple's drive into the realm of electric vehicles, Sony is trying to shift from electronics and services into auto manufacturing.

The Japanese company has already started public road tests of its Vision-S EV as it attempts to leverage its smartphone and software prowess into making vehicles. A closer look at the inside of its concept car reveals a major focus on autonomous driving and integrated control of the entire vehicle.

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