Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Fleet in Detroit

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June 13, 2019—Ford's autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Argo AI, has launched its new fleet of self-driving test vehicles in Detroit, according to a report by Reuters. The Ford Fusion Hybrid testing began Wednesday, expanding its presence to five U.S. cities.

The new cars are equipped with upgraded sensors, including radars and cameras with higher resolution and range.

The Ford subsidiary is competing with Alphabet’s Waymo robotaxi unit, General Motors’ majority owned Cruise robotaxi business, and self-driving car software startup Aurora, which just announced a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Uber’s self driving vehicle project, among others.

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