Google and Ford agree to jointly develop Autonomous cars

Google and Ford are negotiating on cooperation in the field of construction at the sites of the second-largest U.S. automaker robotic electric car developed by American IT company. This was reported by the Agency Reuters citing its sources.

Industry experts had previously predicted that for serial production of vehicles with Autonomous control Google will look for a partner among existing automotive companies. And even then Ford was called one of the most likely candidates, reminds LiveCars.

The details of the negotiations, Ford and Google were not disclosed. According to Automotive News, if the company comes to an agreement, this will be officially announced on 4 January at the consumer electronics show CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, shares of both companies on the news about a potential collaboration went up: stocks Ford — 3.4% up to 14.20 dollars per share, and shares of Google rose 0.3% to $ 750 per share.

At the moment Google only confirms that the negotiations with the automakers really are, but the names of the companies refuses to disclose.

According to unofficial data, Ford can provide Google is not only a platform for the Assembly of Abakarov, but also a ready-made platform. Instead of the IT-giant will share with the automaker for its developments in the field of Autonomous control.

It is expected that the drones will arrive on the market not before 2020. Probably at the first stage they will be used in the Autonomous service of passenger transport in which the car itself will arrive on the scene and transported the client to the destination.

A few days ago, the company Ford has announced plans to run in 2016 is testing its own Autonomous driven cars on public roads in California. Prototypes built on the basis of a sedan Ford Fusion Hybrid. The tests will be carried out on the basis of the research and innovation center of Ford in Palo Alto. To work on this project in the centre were recently adopted 100 new researchers, engineers and scientists.

In 2014, the Internet giant Google announced plans to release its own Autonomous vehicles as driving a vehicle using a computer, according to the company, more safely than a human.




Google and Ford agree to jointly develop Autonomous cars 24.12.2015

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