Self-driving

Ford hiring 1,000 technicians to work solely on electric, hybrid and autonomous cars 0

Across the UK, Ford dealerships are hiring up to 1,000 technicians to assist with the company’s transition towards self-driving, electric and hybrid engines. Ford bosses have made clear the need to hire individuals with cutting-edge software, electronic and electrical skills. Pretty much all the major carmakers are now finally fully embracing electric car technology as(…)

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 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(…)

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(…)