Revealed: Ford’s Fusion Hybrid Goes Autonomous
It appears that self-driving — or autonomous — cars are becoming more widely accepted throughout the industry, as manufacturers are initiating their own efforts to develop a driverless car. Ford (NYSE:F) is the latest company to reveal its autonomous car program, with the introduction of its work on a self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan.
Built in collaboration with the University of Michigan and State Farm Insurance, Ford revealed that its research into the subject has actually been going on for about ten years, and the company “envisions a future of autonomous functionality and advanced technologies after 2025.”
“The Ford Fusion Hybrid automated vehicle represents a vital step toward our vision for the future of mobility,” said Ford Executive Chair Bill Ford, in the company’s statement. “We see a future of connected cars that communicate with each other and the world around them to make driving safer, ease traffic congestion and sustain the environment. By doing this, Ford is set to have an even greater impact in our next 100 years than we did in our first 100.”