Faraday Future FF 91 Completes Winter Testing Activities in Michigan and Minnesota
Faraday Future, a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, announced that it recently completed its second season of winter testing and validation on one of its FF 91 pre-production electric vehicles. The dynamic testing, conducted in conjunction with Bosch in Baudette, Minnesota, and Flatrock, Michigan, put the FF 91 EV through multiple tests in sub-zero temperatures on various snow- and ice-covered surfaces of various grades. This winter, testing is an essential milestone in the overall testing and validation being done with the FF 91 to get it ready for sale in the first half of 2022.
During vehicle testing, engineers logged data on the vehicle's chassis and electric propulsion performance and optimized software controls performance and calibrations in real-world extreme conditions. This critical development work provides some of the final levels of validation on FF 91's systems as FF advances to the concluding stages of its testing program and a timely launch. In the upcoming months, FF will be bringing additional pre-production FF 91 vehicles to various additional testing grounds for further vehicle development, improvements and final readiness for launch.
"Putting the FF 91 in the harsh environment of winter testing conditions is an integral part of FF's overall testing and validation strategy to ensure best in-market performance, driver safety and user confidence,"
"The main goal is to make sure that the battery, electric propulsion, chassis, suspension and other vehicle systems perform under these harsh conditions, while also ensuring a smooth and comfortable and connected experience with the driver in the FF 91."
Bob Kruse, Senior Vice President at FF.
FF 91 uses an Adaptive Traction Control System (ATCS) technology to aid vehicle control on low friction surfaces such as ice and snow. The ATCS technology allows the motors to compensate for traction loss by adjusting torque applied to the wheels based on vehicle speed, throttle input and turning angle. FF 91 also features a Dynamic Vehicle Control (DVC) system, which intelligently integrates torque vectoring, four-wheel steering and semi-active damping to deliver precise handling for a rewarding driving experience, regardless of weather conditions.