Quite a few companies are working on self-driving or autonomous cars so it’s not surprising to find out that Chinese electric car maker Faraday Future has said that it’s also creating a self-driving car of its own. Faraday Future unveiled its first electric concept car – the FFZERO1 – at the International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, but it’s unclear as yet when it’s going to actually put a production car on the road.
Not a lot of information is available about Faraday Future’s self-driving car at this point in time but the company has obtained an Autonomous Vehicle Tester permit in California, the permit enables the company to start testing its autonomous car on public roads in California.
The state has granted permission to 14 companies to test self-driving cars on public roads in California, including Google, Volkswagen, GM’s Cruise Automation, and now Faraday Future. However, Faraday is expected to start testing its self-driving cars in Detroit, Michigan as well.
“Through this enhanced testing, and under the constant supervision of our qualified test drivers who will be behind the steering wheel at all times, we are confident in the success of the autonomous technologies that we are developing for future FF products,” a spokesperson for Faraday has said.
Even though Faraday has not produced a working prototype of its self-driving car, the company says that it’s going to test its autonomous driving software, hardware, sensors, user interfaces, and more in real-world environments.