EV manufacturer Fisker is to partner with Austrian vehicle constructor Magna on the joint development of its FI-Pilot system, which it says will be an advanced and scalable domain controller architecture for its upcoming Ocean SUV. The system will include the ability to accept over-the-air updates to facilitate increasing levels of autonomy and improvements to the vehicle’s ADAS systems.
“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.”
The Fisker Ocean will initially be manufactured exclusively by Magna in Europe, where the company currently produces several vehicles on behalf of global brands. The Ocean SUV will use a modified version of a Magna-developed EV platform.
“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,” added 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.”