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Ford tests new autonomous cars in Detroit

Ford tests new autonomous cars in Detroit

Mubasher: Ford-majority owned self-driving vehicle unit Argo AI on Wednesday launched its new fleet of autonomous cars for testing in Detroit, Reuters reported.

The new Ford Fusion Hybrid vehicles are equipped with upgraded sensors, including high-resolution cameras and wide-range radars, the US auto giant was cited by the news agency as saying.

The latest launch would expand Argo’s presence in five US cities, as it already runs in Pittsburgh, Palo Alto, Miami, and Washington DC.

In the same vein, Ford is in talks with Volkswagen (VW) to make driverless vehicles, as its autonomous division seeks investment and engineering expertise with its peers and tech pioneers.

Argo’s test launch came at the time when auto manufacturers and tech companies around the world are racing towards developing autonomous technology.

General Motors’ (GM) Cruise robo-taxi unit Aurora recently partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), while companies, like Alphabet and Uber, are also investing in their self-driving ventures.