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Sony to refine connected-car sensors via road tests

Laggard in market hopes to glean data with concept car

A prototype of the Vision-S electric car. Sony intends to gather data by driving the vehicle on public roads. (Photo by Kosuke Shimizu)

TOKYO -- Sony showed off its automated electric concept car in Japan for the first time Monday, ahead of the planned start of testing by fiscal year-end on public roads at home as well as in the U.S. and Europe.

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