Ford Motors Looking To Expand Their Autonomous Tech Partnerships
Perhaps after tasting success with its first, autonomous vehicle development partnership
Ford is considering a number of partnerships to develop autonomous large commercial vehicles. It’s not immediately clear what types of vehicles are being planned or who the potential partners are, but Sherif Marakby, Ford’s vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification, says that targets include “ride-sharing and delivery services.”
Ford, which uses 14-seat Transit vans to deliver passengers in cities like Austin, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. It’s possible that in the future, Ford could develop its driverless technology using this platform, or seek out a larger ride-hailing player like Uber or Lyft.