For The First Time Sony to Produce Electric Car with This Company

Sony publicly showed for the first time a new car that it will produce with Honda. 

The car, announced in October, appeared for public viewing last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The electric vehicle, called the Afeela, will use technology from Qualcomm, including its "Snapdragon" digital chassis. 

Sony's long-awaited push into electric vehicles shows how manufacturers are increasingly paying attention to the driver’s experience in cars. 

Yasuhide Mizuno is the chief executive of Sony Honda Mobility.  

He told the CES trade show, "In order to realize intelligent mobility, continuous software updates and high-performance computing are required 

Qualcomm recently launched a new processor, the Snapdragon Ride Flex SoC, that handles both assisted driving and cockpit functions, including entertainment. 

Previously those functions were handled on different chips, or computer processors. 

Bringing the two together can help reduce costs, a Qualcomm official told Reuters.