Ford plans to triple investment in self-driving tech

Field’s said Ford’s goal is to stay true to its heritage as an automaker that builds cars for the masses and develop an affordable self-driving vehicle. “When the first Ford autonomous vehicle comes out it will be an autonomous vehicle designed to serve millions of customers — not just for those who buy luxury vehicles,” Fields said. Earlier this year, Ford said would add 20 Fusion Hybrid autonomous vehicles to its test fleet of self-driving cars, bringing the company’s fleet to about 30 vehicles being tested on roads in California, Arizona and Michigan. “At Ford, we’ve been focused on autonomous vehicles for more than a decade, and this year, we will have the largest autonomous test fleet among all automakers,” Fields said.