Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) has announced it will partner with Magna for the joint development of Fisker Intelligent Pilot (FI-Pilot), which will offer industry-unique features and experiences, including over-the-air updates.
It will be first applied on the Fisker Ocean SUV, planned for launch in Q4, 2022.
California-based Fisker says this partnership will result in the creation of an advanced architecture that will support a range of technologies and customer convenience features. These include: multi-function autonomous systems supporting Fisker-unique feature sets and a sensor set, including digital imaging radar and high-resolution cameras supporting driver assistance features capable of higher levels of autonomy.
Fisker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henrik Fisker, says: “With state-of-the-art hardware and software packages, Fisker will deliver a new type of mobility experience that will stay relevant to the customer through the lifecycle of the vehicle. We will announce further product details closer to our launch in Q4 next year. Customers can expect FI-Pilot to deliver innovative and industry-unique features that are being created to enhance the mobility experience expected from a modern, premium electric vehicle.”
Swamy Kotagiri, Magna CEO, adds: “Expanding from an EV platform sharing, complete vehicle engineering and manufacturing cooperation to collaboration on a full ADAS system demonstrates the breadth of capabilities Magna can deliver to help customers meet their goals. It’s a collaboration that delivers scale and efficiency, while also contributing several advanced vehicle technologies to respond quickly to the evolving new mobility ecosystem.”
The Fisker Ocean will initially be manufactured exclusively by Magna in Europe, where it currently produces several high-quality vehicles on behalf of global brands.