Ford Aims to Be Software System Integrator for Autonomous Cars

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 23, 2017
Ford Motor Co. wants to position itself as a “software system integrator” for autonomous vehicles, Bob Shanks, the automaker’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, said during Ford’s investor presentation call today. Rather than develop the technology in-house, Ford has been investing billions on autonomous software and transportation-as-a-service providers, in particular. Last month, the automaker announced its […]

Ford Backs Startup Autonomic, Pursues Investments in Mobility Services

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 16, 2017
Ford Motor Co. invested in startup autonomous software company Autonomic, just one month after investing $1 billion in Argo AI. But artificial intelligence and autonomous software are not the only investment interests for the automaker. Ford will “aggressively pursue” opportunities in the mobility-as-a-service marketplace, Alan Hall, Ford’s communications manager for mobility technology, autonomous vehicles, research […]