Ford to take on Uber with fully autonomous (i.e. self-driving) cars

Ford announced on Wednesday that it intends to have a mass-market, fully autonomous car operating a ride-hailing service such as Uber by 2021.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Mark Smyth, Editor of Motor News Business Day.

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By 2025 who should have autonomous cars on many city roads.

Mark Smyth

From a road safety perspective; it’s a fantastic idea.

Mark Smyth

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