Ford Expands Self-Driving Vehicle Program

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.

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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , June 12, 2019 at 9:50 p.m.

    OK Ford , let's make up our mind, a few months ago they were backing off the Auto-tonomous kick , now we're back on board? Maybe the lay-off of 7-23,000 gave them the $$$ for the cars that won't sell. AND.............with all the upgrade technology, they just mentioned...........HOW MUCH IS THAT LITTLE DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW? CRICKETS!

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