Ford is expanding its self-driving car footprint, including the addition of Detroit to the cities in which it is operating.
The carmaker also added third-generation test vehicles, the Ford Fusion Hybrid powered by Argo AI.
The test vehicles are now operating in Pittsburgh, Palo Alto, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Detroit, according to a blog post by Peter Rander, president of Argo AI.
“They’re not only outfitted with new technology that’s a step closer to production specification, but also modifications designed to help ensure they stay safe through a variety of conditions,” stated Rander.
The third-generation test vehicles are equipped with an upgraded sensors suite, including new radar systems and higher resolution cameras, allowing better classification of objects farther ahead.
The cars also include a new computing system with more processing power, improved thermal management systems and redundant braking and steering systems.