Ford Teams with Stanford and MIT on automated Cars

Automated cars have a long way to go before they hit the streets

Jan 22 2014, 1:30pm CST | by

Ford Teams with Stanford and MIT on automated Cars
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Ford has announced that it has teamed up with MIT and Stanford University to address some of the technological challenges that face the automated car market. Ford and Stanford will work together on helping the car to see around obstacles. Stanford will help the car to be able to navigate within the lane to see around obstacles.

Those obstacles are things like large trucks blocking part of the view. A driver will move around the lane they are in to see around the obstacle so they know what is going on in front. The automated car needs to be able to do that same thing in case an emergency maneuver needs to be performed

Ford's automated car uses four LiDAR sensors to generate a 3D image of what is around the car. MIT will be helping Ford to create algorithms that help the car predict where vehicles and pedestrians will be in the future. That is key to helping the car choose a path that gets safely around pedestrians.

“To deliver on our vision for the future of mobility, we need to work with many new partners across the public and private sectors, and we need to start today,” said Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and Vice President, Ford research and innovation. “Working with university partners like MIT and Stanford enables us to address some of the longer-term challenges surrounding automated driving while exploring more near-term solutions for delivering an even safer and more efficient driving experience.”

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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