Sunday April 09, 2017

Ford Exec: You Won’t Be Able to Buy a Driverless Car until after 2025

According to Ford, consumers will have to wait until at least 2026 to buy a fully autonomous vehicle despite the expectation that ride-sharing services will have access to this technology years in advance. When Ford talks about this stuff, I guess people should listen, since they supposedly lead the pack in autonomous development.

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Ford had already admitted that individual consumers would have to wait several years for autonomous car technology to come their way. Previous comments from CEO Mark Fields had suggested a 2025 rollout of robot cars for personal use. Ford’s autonomous vehicles will not include a steering wheel or pedals and will reach Level 4 autonomy as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. This is one step below Level 5, which offers complete autonomy in every conceivable driving situation.