There has been a lot of talk about self-driving cars over the past few years. There are many very large companies in the tech and automotive industries that are willing to invest large amounts of money in order to produce a self-driving car. Google has been one of the companies that has spent millions of dollars on their self-driving car program. However, they have plenty of competition. Ford has now announced that they will soon begin testing some of their self-driving cars in an undisclosed city. A representative for Ford said that they want to keep the city a secret because they do not want competing companies to start spying on their testing operations.
Ford has been very stingy when it comes to discussing what types of self-driving vehicles they will be testing. This is because the industry is still in its infancy. There is a lot of competition and potentially billions of dollars to be made by the company that gets their self-driving cars on the roads first. However, it will be quite a while before that happens. Ford has teamed up with several companies in an effort to test various aspects of the self-driving vehicles they are working on. For example, they teamed up with Dominoes to deliver pizza to their customers in a self-driving car. This experiment was conducted in several suburban communities. It was considered to be a success.
There will be a large amount of red tape that self-driving cars must get through before these vehicles will be able to operate on roads all over the country. The companies will need to prove that they are safe and are able to avoid pedestrians and other obstacles. This means that much more testing will be required before the government will make laws allowing self-driving cars to be used by the general public.
Ford is taking the development of self-driving cars very seriously. In fact, they already have an autonomous vehicles and electrification division. They are also devoting a significant percentage of their budget to this division. It remains to be seen which company will make the innovations needed to get ahead of their competition. Industry experts have been very impressed with what they have seen from Ford so far. They recently spent several hundred million dollars buying a company that develops software that is used in self-driving vehicles. This move got the attention of the other companies in the industry.