Ford Research Team Focuses on AI and Robotics

Ford Research Team

Ford has been re-evaluating its goals and changing positions as the company slowly becomes more focused on technological innovations. Some of the recent changes at the company have resulted in the funding of a new Ford research team, termed the Robotics and AI Research team, which is under the umbrella of the company’s Research and Advanced Engineering department.

The announcement came from Ford Research and Engineering VP Dr. Ken Washington, who unveiled the introduction of the new team in a post on his Medium account. Earlier this year he said, Ford made a major investment in the up-and-coming company Argo AI, and Ford will be working together with the company in order to make significant strides in the field of robotics and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Washington also mentions he expects the field to blossom within the next decade.

Ford intends to collaborate with Argo AI on two fleets of self-driving cars by at least 2021, and one of them is expected to be here in time for Ford’s ride-hailing services.

Who knows? Maybe sometime within the next ten years you’ll be seeing self-driving cars on the lot here at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City thanks to the new Ford research team. Until then, stop by and check out our inventory of capable traditional vehicles.

Undiscovered Local Attractions in Southwest Wisconsin

Grandad Bluff - undiscovered local attractions

There are a lot of undiscovered local attractions in Wisconsin. Here’s some in our neck of the woods.

Norske Nook

In addition to serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Norske Nook is also known for their delectable pastries – featuring over 50 varieties of home-cooked pies! If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, go here.

Justin Trails B&B Resort

Want a staycation? The B&B resort adds so much more to the experience of a bed and breakfast. It sits on 200 acres of land, has a variety of cabins to stay in, offers hiking and golfing, and, in the wintertime is a hot spot for skiing and tubing.

Lower Wisconsin State Riverway

The last few miles of the Wisconsin River are some of the most uninterrupted visions of serenity; how better to enjoy them than to camp out along the embankments in southwest Wisconsin?

Driftless Cafe

This curious, locally-sourced farm-to-table restaurant has an interesting quirkinstead of having seasonal or weekly specials, the staff changes their menu every day, posting their daily menu online for customers to see in advance.

Grandad Bluff

Climb 600 feet in the air to catch the sight of three states and the Mississippi River Valley. What’s more is that this bluff is a halfway point on a local scenic route, so it’s easy to find in your car for a day of cruising.

Check out these undiscovered local attractions near us here at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City!