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Sony after Apple decided to undertake the development of a self-governing Car
Having lost the crown leader in the manufacture of portable music players and TV sets, Sony has decided to compete with Google and Apple on a new battlefield: the emerging market of self-cars. It is learned that the Japanese manufacturer has gained 2% in the startup ZMP, specializing in the creation of robotic machines.
According to the Financial Times, the amount of investment in the Japanese Sony startup to $ 842 000. The newspaper notes that the development of technologies for cars, robots Sony could use its experience in the creation of image sensors.
Sony controls about 40% of the CCD, which are used for the iPhone and other smart phones and digital cameras, and tablet devices. The closest pursuers in this market – Samsung and OmniVision – occupy 16%.
According to representatives of Sony, with their experience in the field of image sensors, they will be able to beat the competition. The company actively seeks engineers for development of sensors.
Last October, Sony announced plans to begin mass production of image sensor for automatic cameras by the end of 2015.
Earlier it was reported that Apple has begun to develop its own unmanned electric vehicle . On a project called Titan employs about 1,000 people. About the time within which will be developed car information yet.
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