On May 15, faraday Future (FF) announced a long-term strategic partnership with Nvidia, a supplier of self-driving technology platforms, according tomedia reports. Under the cooperation agreement, Nvidia will provide product and technical support for the FF91, including Nvidia’s just released self-driving chip Orin family technology platform will also be used in the FF91 upgrade products and FF81, MPV FFV9 and FF71 and other successor models.
Unlike other consoles that choose different levels of Nvidia’s self-driving chips, FF is working with Nvidia to select the most advanced, state-of-the-art self-driving technology platform, according to people familiar with the matter.
Tesla’s Auto Pilot self-driving technology was previously used by Nvidia’s self-driving chip.
“Product and technological innovation are an important part of the FF gene. Nvidia’s world-renowned AI and automation expertise opened the door to this collaboration, and the reliability and high-quality support of their products will further enhance the self-driving capabilities and product upgrades of FF9 and subsequent products,” said Shyam Sundar, global head of product sonatfees for the Faraday Future Vehicle Software Platform. “
It is understood that the FF91 in January 2017 after the release has not really achieved mass production, during which a lot of turmoil occurred.
In April, FF received $9.16 million ($64.83 million) in cash assistance from the U.S. Compensation Protection Program as a result of the outbreak.
Under FF’s latest plan, the FF91 will begin delivery approximately 9 months after the successful completion of the equity financing. FF targets listing within 12-15 months of the completion of equity financing at a price expected to be no less than RMB1.4 million.