Sony has developed an electric vehicle that uses artificial intelligence and can be driven remotely using sensor technology to capture a 360-degree images.
The verhicle is is about 3 meters long and accommodates three passengers. It has been designed to transport people at leisure facilities such as golf courses and shopping malls.
The vehicle features five sensors used in high-end digital cameras to relay imagery back to an operator who can drive the vehicle from anywhere, transporting guests or customers.
The vehicle can also use AI to distinguish the age and sex of people walking nearby to show demographic-specific advertisements on the 55-inch ultra-high definition 4K displays on each of its four sides.
Passengers can also drive the vehicle themselves using an onboard controller and display. The interior display is capable of augmented reality, superimposing computer generated dinosaurs onto the fairway as golfers travel to the next hole, for instance.
Sony is testing a prototype of the new vehicle at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.