This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas wrapped up on January 8, but we’re still thinking about the crazy autonomous vehicle introduced by Faraday Future.
In case you missed it, the vehicle that seemed to blow everyone’s minds at CES was Faraday Future’s FF 91. Autonomous driving, speed, convenience, luxury, safety, this car has it all and it showed it all off.
This is the first vehicle produced by Faraday Future, a company that made its big debut just a year ago at CES 2016, and it looks like they are onto something. The FF 91 is an all electric car with distance, power and looks. The vehicle has a 130 kWh battery that can travel up to 378 miles on a full charge. Not only is the car built for endurance, but the battery has enough juice to produce 1,050 horsepower and nearly instant torque and helps the car accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds!
It doesn’t stop there, the FF 91 is an autonomous vehicle that is beyond what we think of as “connected.” The vehicle is truly a keyless entry vehicle as it has a facial recognition system, but there’s a lot more to it. Named Arrival Interface, the facial recognition system will be able to detect facial expressions and mood and with that information, the system will prompt the vehicle to set music, scent, temperature, content and even a massage.
The FF 91 will have the fastest internet connection on the road, so as the car drives itself, passengers will be able to use the internet, relax or sleep just as they would at home. In fact, the FF 91 might even be more comfortable than the seats at home because they are ergonomically designed NASA-inspired zero gravity seats that reduce fatigue.
In a rush? The FF 91 has a built-in valet feature that will park the car for the passengers without anyone in it.
Want to own one? Faraday Future is currently accepting reservations that require a $5,000 deposit. The total cost has not been released and production is expected to start in 2018 and the deposit is fully refundable.