Ford’s Robotics Acquisition Could Be Significant Piece Of The Mobility Puzzle
Automotive industry insiders are a cynical bunch, and some are skeptical that Ford can meet its self-imposed goal of getting self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021. After all, autonomous taxi companies with a head start, such as Waymo and GM’s Cruise, are operating only in geo-fenced areas and still monitored by humans in the vehicle. But keep in mind—it’s not just about making a self-driving cars, it’s about making money. To do that Ford continues to cast a wide net that extends far beyond its billion dollar investment in the autonomous technology company Argo AI in 2017.