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Ford Ties Up with Baidu to Test Driverless Vehicle in China
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Ford Ties Up with Baidu to Test Driverless Vehicle in China

The popular US-based automaker Ford has tied up with China’s largest search engine Baidu for a two-year autonomous vehicle test project in China. The president and CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles named Sherif Marakby announced the partnership with Baidu's vice president and general manager of its Intelligent Driving Group Li Zhenyu on Wednesday in Beijing. Following the deal, the two companies will further advance the development and on-road testing of autonomous vehicles in China, the world's biggest auto market. The collaboration is synced with Ford's plans to further advance and promote autonomous vehicle technologies, supporting the company's vision of designing "smart vehicles for a smart world”. "Working with a leading tech partner like Baidu allows us to leverage new opportun...
Ford Expands Self-driving Vehicle Program to Washington, D.C.
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Ford Expands Self-driving Vehicle Program to Washington, D.C.

The automobile major Ford is reportedly coming up with its autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C. which would become the fourth city to join the automaker’s testing program. The company is preparing to roll out a self-driving taxi and delivery service in 2021. It will start testing its self-driving vehicles in the district in the first quarter of 2019 which it is already testing in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Miami. Ford is a bit different from other companies that have launched autonomous vehicle pilots in the U.S. The company invested $1 billion in Argo AI which would be developing the virtual driver system and high-definition maps designed for Ford’s self-driving vehicles. In the meantime, the automobile maker is testing its go-to-market strategy through pilot programs with partne...
Ford and Baidu Partner To Build Smarter Cars in China
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Ford and Baidu Partner To Build Smarter Cars in China

The American Multinational automaker, Ford has signed a contract with China’s biggest search engine company Baidu to introduce artificial intelligence and smart connectivity in cars in China. Ford is one of the most trusted auto company in the world and has claimed that it would develop new in-vehicle infotainment systems and digital services which will be based on Baidu's voice-interaction system, DuerOS. The Ford owners in China can make use of these features. The feature will enable the people to communicate and command their vehicles using natural language and allow people to easily access information and services that they need in daily life. "As part of our 'In China, For China' strategy, we look forward to working closely to offer smart products and solutions that can make pe...
Google, Ford, Uber launch coalition to further self-driving cars
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Google, Ford, Uber launch coalition to further self-driving cars

Alphabet Inc's Google unit, Ford Motor Co, the ride-sharing service Uber and two other companies said on Tuesday they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market. Sweden-based Volvo Cars, which is owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co GEELY.UL, and Uber rival Lyft also are part of the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets. The group said in a statement it will "work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles." The coalition said David Strickland, the former top official of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the top U.S. auto safety agency that is writing new guidance on self-driving cars, will be the coalition’s counsel and ...