Staying true to its slogan "Go Further," Ford Motor Company recently presented both a short-term and long-term vision for the future of autonomous vehicles as part of its 'City of Tomorrow' initiative.
As a proponent for innovation, it's no surprise that Ford representatives already anticipate autonomous vehicles to be introduced worldwide within the next five years. That forward thinking - while unforeseeable to some naysayers - is what has established Ford known as a pioneer in the automotive industry and beyond.
In conjunction, the automaker also projects upward growth in electrified vehicles that parallels the plan for autonomous vehicle introduction. The aforementioned plans fall within Ford's larger vision, which highlights vehicle and infrastructure connectivity and communications.
On the horizon, autonomous vehicles will be the norm in the City of Tomorrow - and the majority of those will be electrified vehicles. In addition to mass, high-speed public transit taking precedence, Ford also anticipates the prevalence of multi-purpose drones, operating systems that efficiently interpret and manage data from every facet of the ecosystem, upgrading road space into green space and parks, and more.
“Now, we want to work with communities to offer even more transportation choices and solutions for people – for decades to come,” Mark Fields, the president and CEO of Ford, said.