“Sony will make camera modules for company that makes self-propelled vehicle ‘




Sony has invested money in a Japanese company that is working on self-propelled vehicles. The investment is part of a strategy to become the leader in the emerging market of camera sensors for zelrijdende cars.

Sony made ​​the investment in the business since 2001 existing ZMP , so writes the Financial Times. The purpose of the deal is that Sony is going to make the camera modules for cars of the company, sources report on the business newspaper.

With the investment, the Japanese company wants to advance in the market positioning of camera modules for self-propelled vehicles, as it did on the camera market for smartphones. Meanwhile, Sony is the market leader in the field of camera modules for smartphones, because sometimes include Apple and Samsung cameras from the Japanese manufacturer declines.

Self-propelled cars need the camera modules to scan the road for the presence of other cars and objects on the road. This constitutes an important input for the software, which will have to dodge all that matters. Sony has made it clear earlier that it works on cameras specifically for the automotive industry.

The investment in ZMP was not big money and share. Sony invested 100 million yen, converted approximately 730,000 euros in the company. Before it gets a share of 2 percent in ZMP. When the first cars with Sony camera modules appear is unknown.


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