What in the World is Henrik Fisker Working on Now?
Leave it to Henrik Fisker to find new ways to keep himself in the headlines. Months after returning to the auto scene with the Fisker EMotion, the legendary auto designer is back at it with a new model. He’s still not saying what it is, opting instead to tweet a teaser image of the car with an accompanying hint saying that the “future of mobility will change forever.” The teaser doesn’t offer a lot to go by because Fisker didn’t elaborate on the details beyond hints that the new model will also be part of a “whole new segment.”
Henrik Fisker’s New Car to Offer Level 5 Autonomy
Fisker Inc’s return to the automotive scene has been met with plenty of curiosity, mostly centering around the first model the company is preparing. We don’t have much information about the car other than a few teasers released by Henrik Fisker himself, but now we may have the first significant feature of the model and it’s a doozy. According Car Buzz, Fisker Inc’s new pride and joy will not only boast electric power, it’s also getting fitted with Level 5 autonomy, making it a true direct competitor to the Tesla Model S.
The autonomous technology is reportedly going to be an optional feature, but Fisker is preparing the car to have the radar sensors come as standard with the help of suppliers Mobileye and Bosch. It’s still unclear how far along Fisker is in the development of the tech, but since it’s not going at it alone like Tesla is, the timetable will likely come down to how far along Mobileye and Bosch are in coming up with a usable system.
While autonomous driving will be one of the model’s most significant features, it’s far from the only one. According to Fisker, the four-door EV sedan will also feature “top performance and top level technology” as it relies on new graphene batteries that Fisker Nanotech is helping develop to get the numbers it needs to be competitive to the Model S. No mention was made on the power range of these new batteries, but given how Fisker identified Tesla’s flagship sedan as its main competition, it’s incumbent upon this new model to at least have an average of 500 horsepower.
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