By Kate Blumgart February 22, 2020 11:58:03 Ford and GM have teamed up with Audi to create a self that would drive itself on public roads and highways.
Ford, which is developing its own autonomous driving technology, unveiled its self-balancing autonomous vehicle in 2016 and has been working on developing autonomous vehicles since.
Now the two automakers are going back to basics.
The two companies announced a collaboration that will enable the carmaker to design and build its own self-propelled car, which will be able to drive itself through the streets of its hometown of San Antonio.
The carmaker says it will be capable of reaching speeds up to 80 mph, making it the first carmaker in the U.S. to produce such a selfless vehicle.
The company will not be able, however, to test it in public and the program is only meant for demonstration purposes.
Ford will be using a combination of sensors and software to make sure the self-drive car is in a safe position on the road.
“Ford is a global leader in vehicle safety and automation, and this collaboration will bring together a global company and partner to design a fully autonomous car that will be the first of its kind in the United States,” Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally said in a statement.
“This partnership will help us further accelerate the pace of innovation and accelerate our efforts to develop autonomous technology that will improve safety and the safety of the people of the United.
American lives matter.”
The autonomous vehicle will be based on Ford’s Taurus SUV platform, which has proven itself to be an excellent driver, and will be similar to other Ford cars.
Ford said it plans to build a prototype of its self driving car, and that it will begin testing the technology in 2017.