Currently, Ford is shifting from research to development using a fully autonomous fleet of Fusion Hybrids. Using LiDAR sensors, the vehicles can sense other objects, and they also use technology that make it possible to know where pedestrians and vehicles are.
Ford will offer two prototype cars to this year’s UK Autodrive, which will test out connected cars and autonomous vehicles. Both of the Ford automobiles are capable of vehicle-to-vehicle communication, something that could potentially change the way the world drives. The vehicles will aid in testing a public transportation system as well as help with the development of driverless autos.
Ford already utilizes some autonomous driving features in its cars, like pre-collision assist, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, lane keeping aid, and parking assist.