• Ford Announces Commercial Rollout of Driverless Cars By 2021
  • August 19, 2016
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Ford recently announced plans to mass produce driverless cars for commercial operation in ride-hailing services by 2021. Ford further stated that these new vehicles will vary significantly from vehicles on the road today by omitting steering wheels, gas pedals and brake pedals. As part of its plan, Ford said that it would expand the company’s research center in Palo Alto, California, increasing the 130 employees who work there by 100 percent over the next year. Ford also announced the acquisition of Saips, an Israeli start-up that specializes in computer vision, a key technology for autonomous vehicles.