Google and Ford to form self-driving car joint-venture?

Posted on Thursday, Dec 24 2015 @ 14:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Earlier this week, Yahoo Autos received exclusive word that Google and Ford will create a joint venture to build self-driving cars. The plan is expected to be introduced at CES 2016 in January, Google will provide the technological know-how whereas Ford will contribute its automotive manufacturing capabilities.
According to three sources familiar with the plans, the partnership is set to be announced by Ford at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. By pairing with Google, Ford gets a massive boost in self-driving software development; while the automaker has been experimenting with its own systems for years, it only revealed plans this month to begin testing on public streets in California. Google has 53 test vehicles on the road in California and Texas, with 1.3 million miles logged in autonomous driving.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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