Ford unveils self-driving research car

Ford believes that cars of the future will be able to talk to each other and nearly drive themselves, and today it reveal

ed a major research project that’ll help its vehicles get there. At an event this afternoon, Ford unveiled the Fusion Hybrid research vehicle, a modified version of its Fusion Hybrid that’s able to drive on its own by detecting the world around it. “Our goal is to test the limits of full automation and determine the appropriate levels for near- and mid-term deployment,” Raj Nair, a vice president at Ford, says in statement. While Ford says that most of the automation its testing won’t be deployed until after 2025, it intends to phase in pieces of it little-by-little before then.

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