Ford joins driverless car stampede

Add Ford Motor Co. to the growing list of automakers working to bring driverless cars to the market.
Ford announced a partnership with the University of Michigan and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. to test how the technology might be applied to reduce congestion and improve traffic safety.
The test bed for Ford’s automated driving technology is a Fusion Hybrid sedan that the company showed today in Dearborn at a media briefing. The car drives itself and will be used for testing. The goal is to advance the technology so that it can be installed in mainstream vehicles by 2025.