Ford Is Building An Autonomous, Self-Driving Car For the Masses

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LAS VEGAS — Ford on Tuesday announced that the first fully autonomous car it produces will not be a luxury model but one for the masses. The automaker said it may begin selling driverless vehicles as soon as 2020 as it accelerates the development of it driverless technology.Speaking at a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show here, Ford CEO Mark Fields announced that the company plans to triple its fleet of autonomous vehicles, giving it the largest self-driving development fleet of any car manufacturer and putting Ford at the center of what is set to be a transformative time for the industry.”I predict that 2016 is going to be a revolutionary year for the auto industry and transportation, the year that we are going to see major breakthroughs that change the way the world moves,” Fields said. Ford has been developing autonomous vehicles for over a decade since it entered the DARPA challenge in 2005 and is now rolling out its third generation of driverless cars.

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