Henrik Fisker is joining a Chinese firm to help develop a self-driving bus for smart cities. Fisker is making a comeback and his development of this smart bus is one of his many efforts. In addition to the bus, he is working on both a new all-electric vehicle and a supercar.
There’s no denying that Henrik Fisker has been busy. It won’t be long until he, along with Bob Lutz, an auto industry legend, and Gilbert Villarreal, a bespoke engineer, reveal their 745-horsepower supercar, also known as Force 1. You may need to go to traffic school if you get a ticket in this baby. As Fisker works on the revealing of this new superfast car, he is also working on sustainable transportation, including self-driving buses — the Fisker Orbit — and electric cars.
Fisker recently told Business Insider that he wants all types of mobility to be exciting and fun. The idea behind creating a self-driving bus is that it will stand out as the “world’s most appealing autonomous shuttle,” created specifically for smart cities. The Orbit’s interior is extremely versatile, allowing passengers to stand if they are going on a short trip, or sit if they are taking a long trip. Hotel lobbies from around the world inspired the interior of the bus, making it very aesthetic-appealing. In fact, there are different interior options to take advantage of, with these options varying based on the purpose of the bus — smart city usage, airport usage, campus usage, etc. Best of all, the bus is going to be entirely autonomous thanks to its integration of FIsker EMotion and Quanergy systems.
Fisker Automotive was a victim of the financial crisis back in 2013. Its battery supplier, A123, even went through a bankruptcy. Ever since then, Fisker has been making his comeback, and it has been a tireless effort. If you are wanting to purchase the VLF Force 1, it is going to cost you around $300,000. And while this may seem like a lot of money, you will be able to rest assured you have one of the ‘baddest’ supercars in the world. If you are looking for something a little more transformational and affordable, then you will want to check out his all-electric vehicles. Fisker has proven himself over and over to never be boring. He is always looking to make the world a better place with his latest undertakings, including self-driving buses for smart cities.
It is important to understand that self-driving vehicles are going to be an integral part of the future’s smart cities. Fisker makes sure that he wastes no time in developing these vehicles. Not only does this give society an advantage in being able to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and the advantages it brings, but it also allows him to corner the market on what is going to be a booming industry. Fisker states that “mobility choices will change dramatically in the near future … it’s already on the way. There will be a time when people will select from a menu of choices, depending on their mobility needs.” Fisker has made it his life endeavor to ensure people are offered ‘a choice of mobility’ regardless of the mobility segment they are in need of. He believes that soon everything will be communicating and interacting intelligently, and he wants his smart vehicles to be a first-class option for anyone traveling.