Self-Driving Cars To Hit American Roads Soon
It is just a matter of 4 short years, and you can hail taxis driving itself.
The other day it was a self-flying taxi launched in Dubai.
The world of transportation, as it is known, is being challenged by technology.
On Wednesday, American auto giant, Ford Motors said it would collaborate with Lyft to deploy Ford’s self-driving cars on the company’s network in large numbers by 2021.
Lyft is like Uber. It is a ride sharing technology company.
Ford and Lyft teams will begin working together to design software to allow Ford vehicles to communicate with Lyft’s smartphone apps.
Ford's self-driving test vehicles will be connected to Lyft’s network, but at first, customers will not be able to use them, Sherif Marakby, Ford’s vice president for autonomous vehicles and electrification, said.
In the meantime, Ford will first put human-driven vehicles on Lyft’s network.
“We’re not building prototypes for the sake of building prototypes,” Marakby said, emphasising that Ford intends to ultimately put thousands of self-driving vehicles in use.
Ford is also testing delivery services using self-driving vehicles and a van shuttle service. The self-driving vehicles Ford will deploy through Lyft will use software developed by Argo AI, a company in which Ford is investing $1 billion over the next 5 years.
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