A joint venture to build self-driving cars.
Looks like the dawn of driverless vehicles is upon us. Yahoo Autos is reporting that Google and Ford has entered a partnership that will see the companies collaborating in delivering driverless vehicles. An official announcement is scheduled to take place at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
With Google’s expertise in software development along with Ford’s knowledge of automotive principles, the two companies can both get a much-needed boost in delivering automated vehicles. Google in turn can save millions since Ford can provide the needed tools in manufacturing the vehicles.
It was mentioned as well that the deal itself is not exclusive, meaning Google is also talking to other manufacturers to be able to make their own self-driving vehicles. More details should be available as CES 2016 approaches.
Similar companies like Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Nissan have also announced similar driverless vehicles in development.