Techie Tuesdays: Google and Ford building self-driving cars?


(PCMag.com) – Google and Ford may be working on self driving cars!

Ford's hybrid C-MAX (Ford.com)

Ford’s hybrid C-MAX (Ford.com)

Google and Ford will reportedly work together to build self-driving cars.

According to Yahoo Autos, which cited anonymous sources, the partnership could be announced at CES next month, if everything falls into place. Automotive News has a similar report report, adding that both parties have been negotiating a deal “for a long time.”

In teaming up, Ford, which just started testing autonomous vehicles in California, can tap into Google’s software and self-driving car experience, while Google avoids spending money and time on building automotive manufacturing expertise, both publications noted.

The news comes after Philipp Justus, managing director for Google’s central and eastern Europe division, announced in September that the company will not produce its own vehicles. (read more)

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