Faraday Future, the electric car company set to rival Tesla, is to begin testing prototype autonomous cars on public roads in Michigan soon. The company revealed its first concept car in January this year, and recently began work on a $1bn (£700m) factory in Nevada.
Faraday Future has applied for three number plates from the Michigan Department of Transportation. First reported by The Detroit News, this has been confirmed by Faraday Future, who said the plates will be used to help test "various Farady Future vehicle prototypes and features."
The cars will be fully electric and likely match or exceed the 300-mile range of the Tesla Model S.
Ford is another car maker who has a license to test autonomous cars on public roads in Michigan. The company went to test in snow and rain, weather conditions which are difficult to find in California, where it and several other companies test self-driving cars. Autonomous driving is expected to feature, but as with other car companies, we are unlikely to see a fully autonomous Farady Future vehicle until the next decade. Initially the cars are expected to have features like Tesla's Autopilot.
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