Sony Mobile enters drone market through ZMP joint venture

by XB on 23rd July 2015

in News

Sony ZMP droneSony Mobile has entered into a joint venture with ZMP to develop and provide drones to the enterprise market. The joint venture company will be called “Aerosense” when it is formed in early August 2015. The JV is part of Sony’s focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) sector.

The new entity will utilise Sony’s camera, sensing, telecommunications network and robotics technologies with ZMP’s automated driving and robotics technologies. Aerosense will look to provide autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles for business customers at the start of 2016.

Sony ZMP drone

Via Sony Mobile Blog.

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  • Raj Singh

    I like service bots. Ava from Humans would be super cool, minus the emotions.

  • Svnjay

    Sony + Ericsson = Sony Ericsson

    Sony + ZMP = Sony ZMP!

  • Alvin

    Sony E5706.. Please create the news

    Snapdragon 808… Looks promising to me

  • Alvin

    This looks cool..

  • Srijan Chawla

    I could careless about drones flying over my head, but if this gets you the funds for doing research & development in the mobile sector then just go for it.
    The Intenet of Things is becoming a reality & im super excited !!!

  • Timel

    Waiting something like this from Sony in the near future lol

  • jokensy

    Instead of wasting time and money in such non sense sh*t like this, Sony mobile should concentrate on its flagships.

  • I agree!

  • This looks fantastic. Sleek and smooth…

    I want one. I don’t know what constructive use I’ll have for one right now, but I want one! I’ll find a good use for it.

  • Alvin

    it is not actually a non sense ****

    but yes, they should restructure and improve everything first and when they have a lot of profits, they could invest on something else, if this thing fails, it would lead to disaster on sony itself because of wasting such money, but if it’s leading them to success, good then

  • Alvin

    wish there will be sony aerodefence or sony defence or sony motors or something like that. :D

  • Alvin

    but if it really is a non sense sh*t, they should remake that company and recall it as “aerononsense”

  • Tjaldid

    I think the Drone in the picture is a fake

  • marcyff2

    do you know they have huge departements right. One part of the department focus of flagships. others focus on other things. having 300 heads focusing on one thing brings more problems than solutions. So please focus!

  • H-R-K

    Now Sony is not innovative like past…

  • Svnjay

    The people who work on the flagship won’t be working on the drones.

    Companies are divided into different divisions.

  • kaostheory

    This works into the natural order of things, the Z6 will be able to fly!

  • Geese Howard

    That concept model actually looks pretty cool…

  • Debra

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