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Ford opens computing lab to focus on self-driving cars and data

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Car giant Ford held the grand opening for its new Silicon Valley research center on Thursday. There, the company will work on the future of digital technologies for its cars, from autonomous vehicles to connectivity to new human machine interfaces. At the event, which kicks off at 10 a.m. PT, Ford plans to show off its latest self-driving car tech, how big data will inform its vehicles, and partnerships with Valley startups like Nest.

Ford’s new center will staff 125 researchers and engineers by the end of the year, and the site will expand its presence in the Valley. Ford has brought on former Apple engineer Dragos Maciuca to lead the center.

As part of its new R&D, Ford also announced a new research partnership with Stanford University, which will focus on an autonomous Fusion Hybrid. Engineers in the Stanford University engineering program will get access to the car for testing and research.

We’ll keep you updated with the latest on Ford’s technology from the event. Stay tuned.

One Response to “Ford opens computing lab to focus on self-driving cars and data”

  1. Prince Zirk

    “How Driverless Car Predicts Expected Movement of Objects on Road?”

    The technology that has been mentioned here in this article is almost similar to what I studied from the patent filings of Google on driver less car.

    As you mentioned that Ford opens computing lab to focus on self-driving cars and data.

    NASA and Nissan also working on the same pattern.

    I have also been researching on Google driver less car from past few months and have written few posts about the same. It would be really great for me if you could share you views here