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Is Ford going to ditch the steering wheel? 0

Ford’s self-driving car plans have moved a step nearer to fruition after it secured a patent for a vehicle with a detachable steering wheel and foot pedals. The new design would see the steering wheel removed, the (former) driver’s airbag moving to a compartment located in its place. Ford have said that the steering wheel(…)

Ford says autonomous tech won’t kill the driver’s car 0

Despite their heavy and widely publicised investment into autonomous cars technology, Ford has pledged not to abandon the driver’s car. “Autonomous is a spectrum of technologies with assisted driving, like adaptive cruise control, at one end and full hands-off driving at the other,” said Sheryl Connelly, the company’s futurologist. “We remain fully committed in future(…)

Ford to start trialling driverless cars in UK in 2017 0

Ford will begin its driverless car trials on UK roads from early next year. The company have also said that new research they have conducted has revealed people can already forecast life-changing differences that will be brought about by the introduction of autonomous cars. The majority of people say the biggest benefit from the technology(…)

Ford edge nearer driverless car with new autonomous tech 0

Ford plans to gradually introduce more driver assist technology to its models over the coming years ahead of the release of its first completely autonomous vehicle in 2021. Speaking at the company’s Driving Skills For Life exhibition at the Excel centre in London, Lisa Brankin, marketing director of Ford of Britain, said a bit-by-bit adoption(…)

BlackBerry set to power Ford’s autonomous cars 0

Nowadays, you don’t see so many Blackberry handsets out and about, as Smartphone’s have taken total domination of the market. But the Canadian company is far from dead in the water; its technology has simply been shifted into another and equally connected market. Blackberry has recently signed a partnership with Ford, to provide the car(…)

Self-driving car ‘coming in 2021’ say Ford 0

The president of Ford Motors, Mark Fields has announced at an event in Palo Alto, California, that his company intends to have a fully autonomous vehicle on the roads by 2021. The company’s budget, set aside for autonomous projects, is set to be doubled in order to help meet the ambitious ‘five years away’ deadline.(…)

Ford patent movie screen windshield for autonomous cars 0

“Eyes on the road!” is a phrase that Ford hope to make redundant in a few years. In news that is both pioneering and perplexing in equal measure, a patent has been filed in the United States by Ford for a new software/design concept that would see autonomous cars fitted with screens on the windshield(…)

Ford to test autonomous tech on Cali roads & Google partnership 0

California is fast becoming the driverless state, with Ford receiving a permit to test their autonomous technology there. The state’s DMV has given permission for a Ford Fusion to begin real-world, real-road driverless testing in 2016. Ford has already tested its driverless tech on Michigan public roads and in the University of Michigan’s Mcity facility.(…)