Faraday Future’ Finally Unveils Their Flagship Autonomous Vehicle
This could give Tesla a serious run for its money.
Meet the FF91
For a company that continues to weather buzz about financial mismanagement, senior executive resignations, and factory construction delays, Faraday Future has somehow managed to provide the world with an impressive first-look at their pioneer, flagship vehicle.
Take a look at the FF91 showing off by backing into a parking spot:
Perhaps by virtue of how ubiquitous electric cars are now becoming, new players are pushing to deliver novel features that will allow them to stand out from competition. And based on details released at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it’s obvious that Faraday Future is more than willing to compete with the best.
A New Species of Cars
Right now, we know the FF91 will ensure a seamless autonomous driving experience using a system of 10 front and rear facing cameras, 13 long and short range radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and one high definition 3D LIDAR setup. When it’s on autonomous driving mode, the FF91 will let motorists and pedestrians know via an exterior light.
The vehicle is also going to be very fast. Faraday Future says the FF91 runs on a 1,050 horsepower electric propulsion system that can go from zero to 60 in 2.39 seconds. Jalopnik reports:
Faraday has developed a modular architecture to fill out its future lineup, with an open charging system with the ability to take charge from any standard using either 110 or 240 volt AC at-home chargers. The company also claimed a 200 kilowatt DC quick-charging capability, with a promise of wireless charging down the road. The car also has a 0.25 drag coefficient.
The FF91 also claims to have a battery that can beat its closest competitor. It will apparently have 130 kilowatt hours of energy that can go for 608 km (378 miles) – that’s more than Tesla’s highest performing vehicle.
As for its interiors, the car employs FF ID, which essentially lets the car learn your driving preferences and, with the help of bluetooth and facial recognition, allows drivers to be the key to the car. The whole FF ID ecosystem will let the FF91 intuitively anticipate driver’s needs and adjust to ensure comfort, performance, and safety.
Deliveries are slated for 2018 – until then, we’ll just have to wait and see if Faraday Future will come through on what they say the FF91 can do.