Matt Prior: The connectivity trend is a car with no wheels

Do you feel like you need a ‘third internet living space’? You’ll have one at home and at work already – unless you’re in education or retired, you lucky devil – and soon you’ll be offered a similar space in your car, according to Faraday Future, the electric vehicle start-up.

I say start-up, Faraday Future has been around since 2014, but this week we saw the interior of its FF91, said to go on sale next year. It’s the FF91’s insides that are set to become this ‘third space’, Faraday Future thinks. “The smart TV was introduced first in 2013 and changed the way we accessed digital content at home,” it says. “Faraday Future’s mission is to change the concept of digital life when we’re in our vehicles.”

To that end, the car gets 11 screens inside, of various sizes. The 10 smaller screens include digital instruments and rear-view ‘mirrors’; the biggest is a 27in HD TV built into the roof.

The seats recline to put occupants into the kind of position NASA reckons one naturally goes into during weightlessness, so is meant to be ultra-relaxing. Put me down for a fascinating examination of the smaller surface area inside my eyelids, in that case, but whether I’m snoozing or watching/browsing, there’s one thing I definitely can’t be doing, and that’s driving.