DAN­GER Au­ton­o­mous Ford Ap­proach­ing

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Ford has an­nounced they are look­ing for part­ners to build au­ton­o­mous vehicles with by 2021 – but you won’t be buy­ing an F150. They will be look­ing to cre­ate an elec­tric hy­brid ve­hi­cle for ser­vice in­dus­tries (taxi, de­liv­ery, ride-shar­ing) and will ini­tially op­er­ate in high de­mand (read dense ur­ban) areas with ex­ten­sive, de­tailed route map­ping (again – sounds like big city). They are cur­rently work­ing with Domino's Pizza in an in­dus­try-first col­lab­o­ra­tion to un­der­stand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in the ser­vice in­dus­try.

Bot­tom line - your trails, small farms and work sites will be avoided by robot cars for now.

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