Faraday Future shows off FF91 video-call capability ahead of SPAC and claimed 2022 arrival

Faraday Future on Monday unveiled in-car video-call capability for its FF91 electric SUV, which the company claims will delivered to customers starting in 2022.

The FF91 itself was unveiled in January 2017 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), but the video-call feature is a new feature in the startup’s arc of prototypes. Rear-seat passengers can summon a 27-inch display screen (mounted to the ceiling) using voice commands, while built-in cameras enable video.

This is a first-party feature, embedded within the car’s operating system, Faraday Future claims, enabling it to work seamlessly with built-in controls. However, users can access contacts through existing videoconferencing apps, which will run on the car’s infotainment system with smartphone mirroring to enable remote control, the company said.