Sony And Yamaha Create Driverless Mixed Reality Vehicle

Posted: Oct 17 2019, 5:55am CDT | by , in Technology News

Sony and Yamaha create driverless mixed reality vehicle

Watch the stars with mixed reality content.

Japanese companies Sony and Yamaha Motor have teamed up to develop a new autonomous cart that is able to play mixed reality images and video content inside.

The project is called the Sociable Cart and it will have its pilot run on November 1 in Japan.

The Sociable Cart will be completely driverless and it will first be driving across the Kanucha Bay Resort and the Southeast Botanical Gardens in Japan's Okinawa Prefecture, transporting visitors.

Yamaha developed the cart, while Sony contributed the mixed reality feature.

The Sociable Cart will be displaying a range of video and mixed reality images that will adapt to where the cart is currently travelling. The mixed reality technology uses ultra-sensitive image sensors. The contents will be played on the cart's high-resolution displays that are placed on the vehicle interior and exterior. This way, people from the outside can also view what people inside the cart are watching.

Passengers will be in for "a supernatural, out of this world show under the stars," the companies said.

Initially, Yamaha and Sony said the pilot run will be featuring two contents on board: Moonlight Cruise Night Aquarium and Moonlight Cruise Sakai Forest.

Moonlight Cruise will display night-time scenery, while overlaying entertainment content generated by Sony's mixed reality tech.

Later on, the two parties will expand the service to amusement and commercial facilities such as golf courses, botanical gardens, amusement parks, shopping centers, and more.

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