Fisker Inc, designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions, today announced it will partner with Magna for the joint development of FI-Pilot, which will be first applied on the Fisker Ocean SUV, planned for launch in Q4, 2022. It may be recollected that on October 15, 2020, Fisker inked a platform sharing and manufacturing pact with Magna.
The new partnership will result in the creation of an advanced and scalable domain controller architecture that will support a range of technologies and customer convenience features for the Ocean. These include:
- Multi-function autonomous systems supporting Fisker-unique feature sets
- Over-the-air updates (OTA) powered by the Fisker AI cloud and able to deliver incremental new advanced product features through the lifecycle of the vehicle
- Advanced industry-leading sensor set, including digital imaging radar and high-resolution cameras supporting driver assistance features capable of higher levels of autonomy
- Cybersecurity compliant and tailored to the Fisker ownership experience
“We are developing the FI-Pilot technologies to deliver unique features for our Fisker Ocean customers,” said Fisker chairman and CEO, Henrik Fisker. “With state-of-the-art hardware and software packages, Fisker will deliver a new type of mobility experience that will stay relevant to the customer through the lifecycle of the vehicle. We will announce further product details closer to our launch in Q4 next year. Customers can expect FI-Pilot to deliver innovative and industry-unique features that are being created to enhance the mobility experience expected from a modern, premium electric vehicle.”
“Expanding from an EV platform sharing, complete vehicle engineering and manufacturing cooperation to collaboration on a full ADAS system demonstrates the breadth of capabilities Magna can deliver to help customers meet their goals,” said Swamy Kotagiri, Magna CEO. “It’s a collaboration that delivers scale and efficiency, while also contributing several advanced vehicle technologies to respond quickly to the evolving new mobility ecosystem.”
Fisker and Magna recently completed the definitive platform agreement and initial manufacturing agreement, just two months on from the original framework agreements. The Fisker Ocean will initially be manufactured exclusively by Magna in Europe, where it currently produces several high-quality vehicles on behalf of global brands. The Fisker Ocean will start deliveries both in the U.S. and in select European markets during Q4, 2022.
The Fisker Ocean SUV will use a modified version of a Magna-developed EV platform to develop the FM29 platform, and in the process, create new IP that is unique to Fisker. Complementing the FM29 platform will be a uniquely adapted advanced electrical electronics architecture that will support all vehicle systems, including the ADAS suite of technologies.