Sony Unveils New Car That Can Be Driven Using PS5 Controller

By maks in News On 12th January 2024

Social media is buzzing with excitement over Sony's groundbreaking announcement of a car that can be driven using a PS5 controller. 

It's an exciting development for PS5 enthusiasts, who have long imagined the exhilaration of racing beyond the confines of their living room sofas.

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At the renowned Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosted by the Consumer Technology Association, Sony Honda Mobility Inc. (SHM) showcased their latest innovation on Tuesday (9 January). 

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The event witnessed an extraordinary moment when Representative Director, President, and COO Izumi Kawanishi demonstrated the prototype car, dubbed AFEELA, by remotely controlling it onto the stage with a PS5 controller, rather than taking the driver's seat. 

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The car's smooth, driverless entry onto the stage, commanded by a mere flick of the joystick, left viewers in awe.

This revelation stirred an outpouring of amazed reactions online, as people marveled at the sight of a car being navigated by a PS5 controller. 

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People flooded to the comments of the post in awe of a car being driven using a PS5 controller.

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One Instagram user said: "Best company forever."

"Sounds cool…but this might not be safe considering millions of controllers exist," a second added.

A third commented: "Im srry but, if someone hacks this thing while on road."

"Gran Turismo 15 Pro max edition," a fourth added.

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However, the Instagram video posted by Sony on Tuesday (8 January) clarified that this unique control method was designed specifically for the 'tech showcase only'. 

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So, gamers, it seems that real-world driving experiences will still be limited to traditional methods for now.

Yet, this doesn't take away from all the other cool impressive high-tech features of the AFEELA. 

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The car is designed to 'redefine the relationship between people and mobility,' integrating artificial intelligence into its advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). 

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This AI enhancement aids in 'perception and machine learning for path planning,' facilitated by Vision Transformer technology.

Kawanishi, during the prototype's unveiling, emphasized Sony's vision to 'revolutionize how people move, making mobility interactive and expressive'. 

Safety remains the top concern in this innovation, aligning with the company's ethos of prioritizing security in its designs. 

Given these safety considerations, it's probably for the best that the mass use of PS5 controllers for driving remains a feature exclusive to technological showcases for now.