Unmanned prototype Ford noticeably prettier
Carmaker Ford announced that expand the range of prototype unmanned cars. The manufacturer has long been declared intention to make cars that can travel without a driver, and even engaged in the relevant developments, but now the company representatives showed the appearance of the prototype series hybrid cars, which are controlled by a computer.
In the photos you can see the Ford Fusion Hybrid, equipped with new sensors and cameras, which are now almost do not stand out on the back of the car, but they continue to properly perform their functions. Lidar and camera no longer hang from all sides of the car body, they hid in the roof rails and body stand. Number of lidar units has decreased from four to two, but the unmanned vehicle will be even better orient themselves in space, because the new prototype have put their updated versions, the range of which is increased to almost two hundred meters. On the brand new "Ford" put three cameras and radar radar, and then send the machine for testing in California.
Submitted Ford Fusion Hybrid will soon be shown at CES, which will be held at the beginning of 2017. It is expected that this is where the company's representatives will tell the details of the new software and hardware installed on the hybrid prototype. And if the pro autopilot and other software until we know a little something about the appearance of new machines we can confidently say that it has changed for the better. This design prototypes certainly to face.
Recall that by the early 2020s the company plans to begin mass production of unmanned cars.