Ford unveiled its Fusion Hybrid self driving car back in December, and now the company is looking to develop it further with the help of MIT and Stanford
Ford have announced a partnership with both MIT and Stanford for research into self driving cars, they will work together on the technical challenges for automated vehicles.
“To deliver on our vision for the future of mobility, we need to work with many new partners across the public and private sectors, and we need to start today,” said Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and Vice President, Ford research and innovation. “Working with university partners like MIT and Stanford enables us to address some of the longer-term challenges surrounding automated driving while exploring more near-term solutions for delivering an even safer and more efficient driving experience.”
A team at MIT will research how a vehicle can predict actions of pedestrians and also vehicles that around around it, the team at Stanford will research how cars can see around obstructions.
Both teams from MIT and Stanford will use the new Ford Fusion Hybrid as their research vehicle for the project, you can find out more information over at Ford at the link below.