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News Fisker and Magna To Collaborate On New Autonomous "FI Pilot" Technology

Fisker and Magna To Collaborate On New Autonomous “FI Pilot” Technology

The FI Pilot will be delivered with an industry-leading sensor set and be ready for the future with planned OTA updates


  • FI (Fisker Intelligent) Pilot will be introduced with the Ocean SUV in Q4 of 2022.

  • FI Pilot will be upgradable with higher levels of autonomy and advanced driver assistance features through future updates.


Despite various autonomous technology setbacks in the industry, self-driving features continue to be important selling points. In order to provide its customers with the finest available technologies, Fisker has partnered with Magna to develop systems that promise a unique customer experience.

The system will be based on the creation of an advanced and scalable domain controller architecture that will support a range of technologies and customer convenience features for the Ocean, which is expected to launch in late 2022.

Fisker Ocean | Photo: Fisker

The technologies and features to be offered as part of the package are as follows:

  • 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

The association with Magna for these features falls under the current partnership Fisker already has with the Canadian company. The Fisker Ocean will be built on a bespoke version of the Magna-developed EV platform, the FM29 platform.

Fisker Ocean | Photo: Fisker

“We are developing the FI-Pilot technologies to deliver unique features for our Fisker Ocean customers,” said Fisker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 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 Ocean | Photo: Fisker

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