Faraday Future's FF 91 EV completes 2,270-mile road testing along the historic Route 66
Californian based Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. has recently completed 2,270-mile testing and evaluation journey. The company used the historic Route 66, a highway that crosses numerous U.S. states as it winds its way from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California.
The company conducted real-world vehicle testing and evaluation to put its FF 91 through multiple tests in various conditions, including extreme heat through the desert and on numerous road surfaces at various elevations. Completing this testing and evaluating the many vehicle systems, including battery and propulsion components during the 2,270-mile journey, has helped validate the FF 91 production timeline.
"This testing journey along historic Route 66 allowed us to put FF 91 through many diverse environments and conditions found only in the central and southwest portions of the U.S. and allowed us to capture real world data on FF 91," said FF Global CEO Dr. Carsten Breitfeld. "FF's overall testing and validation strategy will ensure best-in-market performance, safety and user confidence, and to make sure 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 and passengers in the FF 91."
The company says that FF's long-distance road test is a great opportunity to evaluate FF's unique third internet living space concept in real usage scenarios before it begins production next year. Although, Dr. Breitfeld, an engineer by trade, had an integral part of the Route 66 testing and drove much of the trip, he also used the rear intelligent internet system and in-car video conference system from the rear-seat to participate in daily FF meetings along the way.
FF 91 is equipped with interior cameras and microphones that support videoconferencing features. When the Rear Seat Display (RSD) is turned on, users can access their contacts through conferencing applications to keep connected with friends, family, or business associates while on the road. The applications will run natively on the in-vehicle computer and be mirrored to the users' mobile devices for remote control.
During vehicle testing, engineers logged volumes of data on the vehicle's chassis, thermal, electric propulsion performance, and all vehicle systems. They also optimized software controls performance and calibrations in real-world conditions. This critical work provides some of the final levels of development on FF 91's systems as FF advances to the final stages of its program and a timely launch. In the coming months, FF will build additional pre-production FF 91 vehicles for further testing, vehicle development, improvements, and final readiness for launch in 2022.
The company promotes the FF 91 as high-performance EVs, all-ability cars, and ultimate robotic vehicles, allowing users to experience the third internet living space. The models should encompass extreme technology, a leading user experience and a complete ecosystem.
Both models have 1050 horsepower, a 130kWh battery pack with immersive liquid cooling technology and 0-60 mph performance in 2.4 seconds. In addition, both employ tri-motor torque vectoring and rear wheels are independently driven and controlled by dual rear motors. Both models are also equipped with the industry's only super AP for internet connection at "light speed", video streaming on the passenger information display, a rear intelligent internet system, an in-car video conferencing system, intelligent seamless entry, FFID face recognition, multi-touch eyes-free control, and zero gravity rear seats with the industry's largest seating angle of 150 degrees.