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Ford reveals automated Fusion Hybrid [w/video]

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Automated Research Vehicle

Autonomous cars may still be in their infancy, but more and more big names in the auto industry are diving in head first. Nissan is already making strides with a semi-autonomous Leaf EV and General Motors is planning to offer semi-autonomous tech by 2020. And then there’s Google, doing its thing with a fleet of Toyota Prius. Now, Ford is showing off its latest automated effort, a driverless Fusion Hybrid.

Partnering with the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and State Farm Insurance, the project is part of Ford’s Blueprint for Mobility, the company’s plan for transportation beyond 2025. “The Ford Fusion Hybrid automated vehicle represents a vital step toward our vision for the future of mobility,” Chairman Bill Ford said. “We see a future of connected cars that communicate with each other and the world around them to make driving safer, ease traffic congestion and sustain the environment.”

The automated Fusion features four LiDAR infrared sensors that scan the road 2.5 million times every second, using a principle similar to the echolocation used by dolphins or bats. Using the infrared light emitted by the LiDAR, the car can draw a picture of everything within 200 feet to create a map of its surroundings. According to Ford, the sensors are able to tell the difference between a paper bag and a small animal from a football field away.

Take a look down below for some of the exciting information on this autonomous project from Ford.

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