Ford ‘invented’ the mass market car in the shape of its 1908 Model T and now its hoping to lead the charge into creating volume selling autonomous vehicles.
That’s why it became the first carmaker to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity – the 32-acre simulated urban environment at the University of Michigan.
Mcity provides ‘real-world’ road scenarios, such as running a red light, that cannot be legally replicated on public roads. There are street lights, pedestrian crossings, lane markings, bike lanes, trees, pavements, signs, traffic lights and even construction barriers.
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