Ford goes all in on autonomous cars

prototype-ford-autonomous-car2021: “No driver required”. The Ford Motor Co this week confirmed its commitment of $4bn in autonomous cars technology development which will be spent over the next five years.

A subsidiary called Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC will be based in Corktown, Michigan to reinforce Detroit’s resurgence in the auto industry.

The enterprise will be led by Sherif Marakby, a Ford vice president who spent a year heading Uber’s autonomous vehicle program before rejoining Ford in 2017.

About 2,500 employees will be committed to the Corktown emerging mobility team.

Read more: TechCrunch / Ford

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