Faraday Future, a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, has announced a series of new in-car software updates that will enhance the In-Vehicle Infotainment experience for its flagship FF 91. Updates include AI-enhanced voice functionalities and a phone-to-car sharing feature, allowing users the ability to share locations to the FF 91 via popular apps like Yelp.
The updates come as the company prepares to merge with Property Solutions Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: PSAC), a special purpose acquisition company (‘SPAC’). The merger agreement, expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, will result in the combined company listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
In a press statement, Faraday Future (FF) says: ‘Guided by the company’s Voice First principle, FF is immerging its first-party voice assistant, the FFAI, deeply into the vehicle OS, enabling it to work omnipresently with as many user touch-points as possible. Carrying this mission, FF has built out the Overview – a dedicated ‘I/O screen’ for the AI, where the input and output between the user and the AI is streamlined. This is supported by FF’s unique compound commands understanding capability’.
It adds: ‘Staying informed while driving on the road is desired by many users, so FF has built out the incoming message readout function for many popular messaging apps like SMS, WhatsApp, WeChat, and more. FF is building the experience with full awareness of customers’ privacy and safety, so the message will only play when selected by users, and users can turn off the feature through settings at any time’.
The FF 91 will offer 1,050 HP, 0-60 mph in less than 2.4 seconds, zero gravity seats with the largest 60-degree reclining angles and a revolutionary user experience designed to create a mobile, connected, and luxurious third Internet living space.
FF 91 is targeted to launch within twelve months after closing of the merger.
Established in May 2014, Faraday Future is a global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, headquartered in Los Angeles, California