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Wed Sep 25, 2019, 06:04 PM

Ford self-driving cars to launch in Austin in 2021

Source: Reuters

BUSINESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 / 10:03 AM / UPDATED 9 HOURS AGO

Ford self-driving cars to launch in Austin in 2021

Paul Lienert
2 MIN READ

(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) said on Wednesday it will add Austin, Texas, to the short list of cities where it plans to launch a commercial transportation service using automated vehicles in 2021.

The U.S. automaker previously said it would begin transporting people and goods in automated vehicles in Miami and Washington.

Fordís self-driving system, now being tested in Fusion Hybrid sedans, is being jointly developed with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based startup in which Ford and Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) together hold a majority stake.

Sherif Marakby, chief executive of Ford Autonomous Vehicles, said Ford plans to launch the commercial transportation service in 2021 in a purpose-built hybrid vehicle that can be equipped to carry either people or goods.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ford-self-driving-austin/ford-self-driving-cars-to-launch-in-austin-in-2021-idUSKBN1WA1RP

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