Ford Eyeing ‘True’ Self-Driving Cars Within Five Years

No steering wheels, brake or gas pedals

Ford says it will be mass producing self-driving cars within five years. But unlike the other automakers, it wants them to be ‘true’ self-driving cars with no space for drivers who would be expected to take control if problems arise. The automaker, and others, maintain computers can be better drivers than humans. “The next decade will be defined by automation of the automobile, and we see autonomous vehicles as having as significant an impact on society as Ford’s moving assembly line did 100 years ago,” said CEO Mark Fields. “We’re dedicated to putting on the road an autonomous vehicle that can improve safety and solve social and environmental challenges for millions of people — not just those who can afford luxury vehicles.” Click here for more.

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