Ford Connected Car Open-Source Platform Set for Development

Ford Connected Car Open-Source Platform Set for Development

The future is here for Ford – and it looks like we’re all going to be connected. The American carmaker recently announced a number of initiatives during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show with the hopes to enhance connected car development. One of these is the Ford connected car open-source platform, which will off vehicle-to-everything communications for cities, cyclists, and automobiles. Together, Ford is working with Autonomic, a Palo Alto-based self-driving car startup, to help develop the Ford Transportation Mobility Cloud, which will connect cities and cars together. This Mobility Cloud will be an open-sourced platform, which will allow companies and cities to join if they want to join the connected

Ford Self-Driving Vehicle Program Teams Up with Postmates

Ford Self-Driving Vehicle Program Teams Up with Postmates

Over the last year, the Ford self-driving vehicle program has been growing. From a $1 billion investment in Argo AI to a new pilot with Domino’s Pizza, its success continues. The American carmaker is now conducting another pilot program with Postmates in order to learn how self-driving vehicles can change the delivery experience.   Throughout the pilot program, when consumers use Postmates to place an order, a self-driving vehicle could act as the delivery boy. This will allow Ford to study not only what the merchant experience must be like at the point of delivery, but also what the customer experience needs to be at the same point.   This

Ford’s Artificial Intelligence Investment

Ford’s Artificial Intelligence Investment

Ford has been a driving force behind autonomous vehicles and the American automaker’s most recent investment only further validates that. The company recently invested $1 billion into an artificial intelligence startup in Pittsburgh. The five-year investment will fund Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup company. The company will continue to develop a virtual driver platform scheduled for use in Ford’s autonomous vehicles. Those vehicles are scheduled to be in production by 2021. Argo AI plans to have a staff of 200 engineers by the end of the year. Brian Salesky, formerly with Google’s autonomous car program, and Peter Rander, formerly of Uber’s self-driving car operations, founded the startup late last