The Fisker Ocean electrical SUV will function a brand new driver-assistance system developed in partnership with automotive provider Magna, the 2 firms introduced Monday.

Dubbed Fisker Clever Pilot, the system shall be analogous to Tesla Autopilot. Just like the Tesla system, it additionally will not have lidar amongst its suite of sensors, at the very least, not initially.

Fisker Clever Pilot will use cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and a brand new digital-imaging radar from Texas-based startup Uhnder, a Magna launch stated.

Nonetheless, lidar is off the desk for now due to excessive prices, Fisker CEO Henrik Fisker stated in an interview with Reuters. Up to now, Tesla stays the one firm promoting such a system in america with out lidar.

Fisker Intelligent Pilot

Fisker Clever Pilot

Fisker and Magna didn’t present particulars on the capabilities of the system, which is anticipated to be prepared in time for the Ocean’s 2022 launch. They did say the {hardware} was engineered “to assist future upgrades, larger ranges of autonomy, and superior driver-assistance options,” added by way of over-the-air (OTA) software program updates.

The expertise additionally won’t be unique to Fisker. Magna boss Swamy Kotagiri informed Reuters the system developed with Fisker represented a “nice base for different alternatives” with different EV makers.

Fisker is already counting on Magna to manufacture the Ocean at a European manufacturing unit, and can use the provider’s FM29 platform as the premise for the SUV, after a take care of Volkswagen fell by way of. The platform may also be used for instant follow-up fashions—like a pickup—though neither firm has revealed how wide-ranging the enterprise settlement is likely to be.

Reservations for the Ocean opened November 27, 2019—earlier than the SUV was unveiled on the 2020 Shopper Electronics Present the next January. Fisker went public a number of months later, however it’s nonetheless unclear if the funding the corporate has accumulated shall be sufficient to get the Ocean into manufacturing.