Ford Engine goes ahead with its plans in terms of autonomous vehicles. They are currently in the second phase of tests and it seems that their cars are doing really well. The Ford Fusion, second generation, they are using to carry out includes new and improved lidar units, as well as radars and cameras that can recognize objects up to 600 meters.
All these improvements are enabling the autonomous vehicle of Ford go improving day by day their skills and therefore would be question of short time see it Rhodes by the streets. However it seems that there is a problem in carrying out its tests and that the engineers who accompany the cars have declared that well could fall asleep at the wheel of the well that cars work (eye, it is not be sleeping, which is different).
As reported by Ford performance of their cars is so good and soft to firm engineers are concerned by how drivers behave when they are behind the wheel of his car. According to the manufacturer “high levels of automation could provide a false sense of security, and this is a challenge in the driver to retrieve the full awareness and control of the vehicle, if you have a situation where the technology would not work”.
According to Raj Nair, head of product development at Ford Motor, “engineers who accompany autonomous Ford cars are trained to observe what is happening”, but also said that “human nature is doing that increasingly more trust in the autonomous vehicle, attention is losing other activities”.
To avoid problems related with distractions, Ford has decided give a step more in its strategy for vehicles autonomous. According to the weather, the idea that pursuing the signing of the blue oval is to launch a car with no steering wheel and pedals for the year 2021. Therefore would have decided to jump from the level of autonomy 3 of its cars to the most advanced 4 and 5. In this way the development of its technology will advance even faster and they can therefore meet this idea earlier than expected.
Source – Autoblog
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