EV manufacturer Fisker has nominated Sharp Corporation to develop technologies to support the next generation of in-vehicle screens and interfaces for its cars. According to the company, the agreement includes the co-creation of technologies and the subsequent manufacture of screens and components to support the Ocean SUV, Project ‘PEAR’ (Personal Electric Automotive Revolution), and potentially two additional Fisker vehicles.
“The nomination of Sharp brings another world-class partner into our product development and technology ecosystem,” said Fisker chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker. “Our product development process enables us to design and develop products with high quality partners like Sharp much closer to the time of launch, which in turn enables us to deliver the latest technologies to our customers. Our collaboration with Sharp is set to create exciting new automotive display systems, featuring innovative backlight solutions to improve illumination without increasing power consumption – in addition to class-leading resolution, bezels, and design.”
Fisker and Sharp say they will work to optimize the global production strategy for all screens and related products. In order to align with each company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies, the sourcing strategy will also seek to balance cost, total environmental impact and logistics.
“Sharp Corporation is a technology driven company and has long-term display technology vision with persistent and profound R&D,” said managing officer of Sharp Corporation and president of Sharp Display Technology Corporation Chien-Erh Wang. “This collaboration will bring two innovative companies together to develop and deliver creative products to the markets.”