Cars that can drive themselves seem to be on the near horizon! Exactly a century ago, Henry Ford forever changed transportation by mass producing the automobile and making it affordable to more people. Many believe that the advent of self-driving technologies will cause a similar seismic shift in vehicle travel in particular and transportation in general by making driving easier, safer and accessible to more people.
While not as revolutionary as its founder’s assembly-line innovation approximately 100 years ago, Ford took baby steps toward fully autonomous vehicles by unveiling two prototype technologies this week that take control of a car. One will help drivers avoid obstacles, while the other will help them park — from inside or outside the car.