Ford Tapping MIT, Stanford For Driverless Cars

Ford isn’t resting on its laurels after unveiling the Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle last month — earlier today it announced new projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to do some R&D on the biggest concerns and challenges surrounding autonomous driving. That means everything from better detection technology to the legislation necessary to make them a reality, and even the so-called societal impacts that cars without human drivers could have.