The vehicle manufacturer plans a high-volume, SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle targeted at ride hailing markets. Also announces investment in autonomous technology provider and doubling of Silicon Valley team.
Ford yesterday announced its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.
To get there, the company is investing in or collaborating with four startups to enhance its autonomous vehicle development, doubling its Silicon Valley team and more than doubling its Palo Alto campus.
“The next decade will be defined by automation of