Faraday Future To Begin Testing Prototype Autonomous Electric Cars In California

JUN 23 2016 BY MARK KANE 10

Faraday Future concept car

Faraday Future concept car

Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept

Faraday Future FFZERO1 Concept

Faraday Future has received California’s approval to begin self-driving cars on public roads in the state.

According to Automotive News, tests will begin later this year…we assume on plug-in electric vehicles the company intends to one day show and sell to the public.

There is no details on the approach that will be taken, but it was open secret that Faraday Future (and Chinese partner LeEco) are working on advanced autonomous driving capability.

“Jan Becker, senior director of automated driving at Faraday’s San Jose tech center, said in an early June interview with Reuters that the company’s electric vehicles would have “state of the art driver assistance systems.” Such systems provide the foundation for full self-driving capability.

Becker declined to give specifics on the company’s plans to add self-driving capability, but said such systems, when introduced, would offer automatic over-the-air software updates similar to those provided by Tesla.”

Companies that are currently approved to test self-driving cars in California are:

  • Alphabet (Google)
  • BMW
  • Cruise Automation (acquired by GM)
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Drive.ai
  • Faraday Future (new)
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Mercedes-Benz (Daimler)
  • Nissan
  • Robert Bosch
  • Tesla Motors
  • Volkswagen
  • Zoox

source: Automotive News

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10 Comments on "Faraday Future To Begin Testing Prototype Autonomous Electric Cars In California"

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I’ll believe it when I see it

Still waiting for this vaporware company to show that they have actually done something, rather than continually announcing what they plan to do in the future.

“The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday -– but never jam to-day.” — White Queen, Alice in Wonderland

It’s apple

It’s been 21 months since Faraday had more than 20 employees. What exactly do you feel is realistic at this point, and why should they make any of it public?

Why is it that the only person defending Faraway Faraday Future in a comment here, is an anti-Tesla FUDster and self-admitted Tesla stock shorter?

I think I know the answer…

Dude, I don’t need to be a fan of Tesla Motors to see that FF is at best a company without a realistic business plan. Not everything is about Tesla.

What is better than a batmobile? An autonomous batmobile of course!

Where can I pre order?

I think announcing “we are working on advanced autonomous driving capability” means you no longer have an open secret… 😉

Why don’t these idiots worry about getting a non autonomous car to market first

Or even building a real prototype, not a fake one, which actually has a powertrain and actually has front wheels which can be steered.