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Ford, Lyft team for development, deployment of self-driving cars

Posted on September 28, 2017

The idea of the partnership is that, one day in the future, a user can order a car through the Lyft app and have a self-driving Ford arrive at their doorstep to take the user to their destination. Photo: Ford
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The idea of the partnership is that, one day in the future, a user can order a car through the Lyft app and have a self-driving Ford arrive at their doorstep to take the user to their destination. Photo: Ford
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NEW YORK — Lyft and Ford announced they will team up on the development and deployment of self-driving cars. The agreement will see Ford putting self-driving vehicles on Lyft's open platform, which will allow Ford to integrate into Lyft's ride-hailing system and access a number of real-life driving scenarios from which Ford's self-driving cars can learn how to act and react, CNET reports.

The idea of the partnership is that, one day in the future, a user can order a car through the Lyft app and have a self-driving Ford arrive at their doorstep to take the user to their destination. While there is no specific timeline for the deployment of its self-driving cars on Lyft's network, Reuters reports that Ford wants deployment "in large numbers" by 2021. For the full story, click here.

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