Ford has used the Consumer Electronics Show to announce they are developing fully autonomous vehicles.

Ford has used the Consumer Electronics Show to announce they are developing fully autonomous vehicles.

The company declined to go into specifics but noted they are already testing a Fusion Hybrid research vehicle that uses four LiDAR sensors to create a 3D map of the car's surrounding environment. This map is then used to ensure the vehicle it doesn't hit anything.

While the automaker was coy on details, Ford Chief Technical Officer and Group Vice President of Global Product Development, Raj Nair, said “There will be a Ford autonomous vehicle in the future, and we take putting one on the road very seriously.”

His sentiments were echoed by Ford CEO Mark Fields who stated “Our priority is not in making marketing claims or being in a race for the first autonomous car on the road” but rather "... making the first Ford autonomous vehicle accessible to the masses and truly enhancing customers’ lives."

 

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