California-based Faraday Future has announced that it is deploying the NVIDIA Drive Orin platform in its flagship ultra-luxury FF 91 electric vehicle. FF 91 plans to achieve advanced highway autonomous driving capabilities and advanced parking and summon features when it goes on sale in 2022.
FF will target more advanced autonomous driving and parking features on its future FF 81 and FF 71 vehicles, which are expected to be available in 2023 and 2024, respectively, and also powered by NVIDIA DRIVE Orin.
FF 91 delivers 1,050 horsepower, a battery pack of 130 kWh equipped with submerged liquid battery cooling technology, 0-60 in less than 2.4 seconds, and internet connectivity at high speed via its super mobile AP.
Hong Rao, Vice President, I.A.I at FF, says: “FF aims to deliver the latest and most advanced computing capabilities on the FF 91. We’ve selected the NVIDIA DRIVE Orin with its seamless upgrade path for our autonomous driving system. NVIDIA’s world-renowned expertise in AI and autonomy are crucial for our product and technology architecture. The reliability of their product and high quality of support will further advance FF 91’s capabilities in autonomous driving as we ramp up to the launch.”
FF is currently preparing to merge with Property Solutions Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: PSAC), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The previously announced merger agreement, expected to close in the second quarter of 2021, will result in the combined company listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “FFIE”.