Posted by Megalith 12:35 PM (CDT)
Sunday April 09, 2017
According to Ford, consumers will have to wait until at least 2026 to buy a fully autonomous vehicle despite the expectation that ride-sharing services will have access to this technology years in advance. When Ford talks about this stuff, I guess people should listen, since they supposedly lead the pack in autonomous development.
Ford had already admitted that individual consumers would have to wait several years for autonomous car technology to come their way. Previous comments from CEO Mark Fields had suggested a 2025 rollout of robot cars for personal use. Ford’s autonomous vehicles will not include a steering wheel or pedals and will reach Level 4 autonomy as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers. This is one step below Level 5, which offers complete autonomy in every conceivable driving situation.