Posted 06/24/2015 at 9:44 AM
Posted 2 years ago
The self-driving vehicle industry has another entrant and it’s one of America’s most notable automotive brands.
On Tuesday, Ford announced that they had put together a team for the sole purpose of researching and developing autonomous vehicles.
In the press release, the group vice president of Global Product Development, Raj Nair stated the company’s aim: “During the next five years, we will move to migrate driver-assist technologies across our product lineup to help make our roads safer and continue to increase automated driving capability.”
The team will be based in Palo Alto, California and is expected to grow in size to have 125 employees on the initiative.
In addition to working towards creating autonomous vehicles, Ford’s team will also work on improvements to their systems for automatic braking and pedestrian detection, which already are features in their sedan released for European drivers, the Mondeo.
Their goal is to have all of their vehicles equipped with these features by the end of 2019.