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Volkswagen Ready to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Unit Argo AI

Volkswagen Ready to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Self-Driving Unit Argo AI

Volkswagen AG is looking to invest around $1.7 billion in a self-driving car venture with Argo AI, the self-driving arm of Ford Motor Co, according to people familiar with the matter.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-26 18:29 PT

Ford & Volkswagen Collaboration with Argo AI Could Value the Self-Driving Startup at $4 Billion

Ford & Volkswagen Collaboration with Argo AI Could Value the Self-Driving Startup at $4 Billion

​Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are inching closer towards an agreement to collaborate on self-driving cars together with Argo AI, Ford’s self-driving unit. According to a report from Bloomberg, the two automakers have overcome earlier obstacles and are making progress in their talks.

FutureCar Staff 2019-02-15 18:05 PT

 Ford & Michigan State University’s Innovation Center Expand Research Partnership

Ford & Michigan State University’s Innovation Center Expand Research Partnership

The Ford Motor Company announced it will expand its partnership and research with Michigan State University (MSU) to include new areas of emerging automotive technology such as the development of lightweight materials, sensors and other automotive technology.

FutureCar Staff 2018-12-20 12:14 PT

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Volkswagen in Talks with Ford to Invest in Self-Driving Startup Argo AI

Automakers are continuing to form strategic partnerships with tech companies and rivals to accelerate the development of self-driving cars. The latest being Volkswagen, who is reported to be in talks with the Ford Motor Co to work together on electric and self-driving cars.

Eric Walz2018-11-09 11:53 PT

Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford has come up with an innovative way to steer an autonomous vehicle with a smartphone, including giving consumers the option of interacting with a virtual steering wheel or simply tilting the device.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-09 15:00 PT

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

To streamline development and application, the Detroit-based car manufacturer strongly encourages other companies in the automotive industry to support the interface, as it could drastically improve safety for self-driving cars.

Michael Cheng2018-10-08 11:15 PT

Ford, Uber & Lyft Sign Agreement to Share Data to Help Reduce Traffic in Cities

Ford, Uber & Lyft Sign Agreement to Share Data to Help Reduce Traffic in Cities

The Ford Motor Company and ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft announced an unprecedented commitment to SharedStreets, a new data platform designed to make it easier for the private sector to work with cities by agreeing to share data that might help everyone get around cities more easily.

Eric Walz2018-09-26 12:20 PT

Ford’s Plan For Moving Everything Under One Roof is to Draw Investors

Ford’s Plan For Moving Everything Under One Roof is to Draw Investors

While Ford was late to enter the autonomous-car race, the American automaker has steadfastly been working on revealing it’s a major player by moving everything into one roof. Apparently, the move worked as investors are chomping at the bits to invest.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-19 17:00 PT

Ford in Talks with Volkswagen on a Possible Truck Partnership

Ford in Talks with Volkswagen on a Possible Truck Partnership

Ford Motor Co. is exploring an alliance with Germany's Volkswagen AG in a deal that could include co-developing vans or commercial vehicles.

Jacky Ho2018-06-19 18:46 PT

Ford Testing On-Demand Autonomous Delivery with Postmates in Florida

Ford Testing On-Demand Autonomous Delivery with Postmates in Florida

Ford is working with Postmates, an on-demand delivery platform, to operate a self-driving delivery service in Florida. Ford announced it’s testing autonomous delivery vans to gauge how customer react and interact with the self-driving Ford Connect vans.

Eric Walz2018-06-11 15:10 PT

Ford to Launch an Independent Driverless Fleet Network by 2021

Ford to Launch an Independent Driverless Fleet Network by 2021

By 2021 Ford Motor company plans to set up its self-driving taxi service at scale. The company aims to use its robo-taxi network to move both goods and passengers. Most of the vehicles will be custom built for the platform and Ford is not developing the technology to enter into a partnership with another third-party ride-hailing operator.

Manish Kharinta2018-04-21 11:45 PT

Ford's Self-Driving Delivery Business Heads to Miami for Testing

Ford's Self-Driving Delivery Business Heads to Miami for Testing

The Ford Motor Company has been busy putting the pieces together for its self-driving delivery business. The company has spent the past several years researching and developing its self-driving technology, studying customer behaviors, and serving some of the largest fleets in the country. Now, Ford will begin testing its self-driving business efforts in Miami, Florida.

Eric Walz2018-02-27 15:33 PT

Ford Files Patent for Autonomous Police Car That Can Remotely Issue Tickets

Ford Files Patent for Autonomous Police Car That Can Remotely Issue Tickets

Ford recently filed a patent for a self-driving police vehicle that can remotely enter into a chase and issue tickets to speeders, which sounds like a driver's worst nightmare.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-02-03 11:00 PT

Ford Working on High-Performance, All-Electric SUV to Come Out by 2020

Ford Working on High-Performance, All-Electric SUV to Come Out by 2020

At the Detroit Auto Show, Ford revealed that it was working on a new Mach 1 SUV that would be an integral part of its EV push.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-01-27 09:00 PT

Ford to Begin Testing New Autonomous Tech Next Year

Ford to Begin Testing New Autonomous Tech Next Year

Next year is going to be a busy time for Ford, as the American automaker plans to focus on autonomous systems that can go beyond ferrying drivers from one point to another.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-12-17 10:30 PT

Ford Looks to Give Pickup Trucks Autonomous Capabilities for Off-Roading

Ford Looks to Give Pickup Trucks Autonomous Capabilities for Off-Roading

While other automakers are looking to completely take drivers out of the equation on the road, Ford’s recent patent reveals its plan to develop a driverless off-roading system for its pickup trucks.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-11-19 09:00 PT

Ford Wants to Make EV Ownership More Convenient for Employees

Ford Wants to Make EV Ownership More Convenient for Employees

Ford, like many other automakers, is focusing on making electric vehicles, but before it releases it to the public, the American automaker will give its employees a chance to explore the tech first.

Vineeth Joel Patel2017-10-27 09:00 PT

Ford Testing Microsoft Hololens in Design Studio for More Stylish Cars

Ford Testing Microsoft Hololens in Design Studio for More Stylish Cars

Ford is expanding testing of Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality technology to gain speed in designing more stylish vehicles for its customers.

Eric Walz2017-09-22 14:50 PT

Ford and Zotye Auto Planning Joint Venture to Build EVs in China

Ford and Zotye Auto Planning Joint Venture to Build EVs in China

Ford Motor is exploring setting up a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co to build electric passenger vehicles in China under a new brand, tapping into a growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in the world's top auto market.

Eric Walz2017-08-22 10:38 PT

Ford Software Update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

Ford Software Update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to 2016 Vehicles

Ford is making Android Auto and Apple CarPlay software support available to model-year 2016 vehicles equipped with SYNC 3. Previously, Ford’s 2016 model year these cars did not support the two popular services.

Eric Walz2017-05-19 10:37 PT