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Ford Looks To A Fleet Of Driverless Cars

NPR

The company said it will more than double its team devoted to developing autonomous driving, and invest even more money in its Silicon Valley campus. Ford and Baidu Inc., the Chinese Internet behemoth, announced that both companies jointly invested 150 million in Velodyne, a Silicon Valley company that specializes in sensors. Randy Visintainer, the head of Ford's autonomous vehicle program, says the company is ready to meet the challenge of putting a driverless car on the road. General Motors, Google and some of Ford's other competitors have spent the year making announcements and investments in advanced technology.


Google And Fiat Chrysler Partner To Make Self-Driving Minivans

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Google announced it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to expand its self-driving car project. This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving technology into a passenger vehicle. Google announced it is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to expand its self-driving car project. Google is partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to expand its self-driving car project, the companies said Tuesday in a joint press release.