Faraday Future announced a long-term alliance with Formula E’s racing team Dragon Racing.
Faraday Future will now become the core technical partner and title sponsor of the team – which will change name its name to Faraday Future Dragon Racing.
The pairing will debut on October 9, 2016 in the first race of Season 3 (2016/2017) in Hong Kong.
What exactly FF intends to do with Dragon Racing? Well, in Season 3 they will begin with software:
“Faraday Future and Dragon Racing will work together in Season 3 (2016/17) to develop key technology software solutions to maximize performance capabilities within the vehicles’ powertrains. Faraday Future’s R&D team will look for opportunities within the Dragon Racing platform to improve overall drivetrain performance. Additionally, they will refine data acquisition and analytics to improve vehicle simulation models, which will aid in more accurate predictions of vehicle performance and efficiency.”
Season 4 (2017/2018) should bring more stuff as FF will test under racing conditions its hardware powertrain components as well as software and firmware:
“In the Season 4 (2017/2018) and beyond, Faraday Future and Dragon Racing will work together to implement various Faraday powertrain components, software, firmware, and other hardware as the team sees fit. This could include Faraday Future motors, gearbox, and the FF Echelon Inverter – the same inverter that will be installed into every future Faraday Future production vehicle. While competing in the Formula E World Championship Series, FF technology will encounter some of the most challenging and strenuous conditions the world has to offer.”