Beyond that, the car has a few extra flourishes like a dual antennae that allows a wifi hotspot, facial recognition that allows for keyless entry and 151 cubic feet of space internally.
To get their hands on the car, users have to register and put down a $5,000 deposit. And it will ship in 2018, the company says. Whether it actually works will, of course, be a different story. On stage, the company tried to activate part of its self-driving parking technology, and it didn’t operate. To re-iterate, Faraday Future really needs this car to work beyond just a very big flashy event at CES.
Because I wasn’t allowed to take photos, I stared at the vehicle trying to decide if the nearly 1,500 Faraday employees built the ultimate connected car or were just riding out the clock on a dream that could quickly disappear.
At the beginning of the tour Nick Sampson SVP of R&D and engineering said: “We don’t put ourselves across as an automobile company or a car company. We’re a completely different organization. We’re technology. We’re entertainment. We’re many more things.”