re: Autonomous Ford heads your way
I was driving to work the other day after a windstorm knocked out power state wide in Michigan. Traffic lights were out everywhere, delaying your drive to work and forcing your to have to use some common sense when navigating through them. There was one particular 6-way intersection that was heavily congested, probably taking about 5 min to work my way through it, as you had to monitor and account for 6 directions of traffic. In that congestion was a Fusion autonomous car, running with driver. Only got me to thinking how scenarios like that are far too difficult to navigate without human input. Power outages, navigation sat’s are down, extreme weather, aggressive drivers who cut off and force automated decisions, as they gain position advantage, or perhaps to just efff with the cars. Level IV autonomy may never work well, I have concluded in my mind.
Every sub-$50,000 car on the market will have to answer to the Ford from now on, no matter what badge it brings to the table.