Some people live in constant fear that one day their freedom to operate a motor vehicle will be taken from them by those evil autonomous vehicles. While their fears may be more than slightly irrational, these people won’t have to worry if they buy Ford. Among all of Ford’s exciting developments on the autonomous tech front, the automaker knows that lots of people still want to be in control.
At the same time, the automaker is working hard to make Ford autonomous vehicles a reality. One way in which they are envisioning this happening is through the availability of fleets.
The way this works is that a person can book a car through the already available FordPass mobile app. This “fleet approach” makes autonomous vehicles available to anybody for relatively cheap. Ford is also developing fully autonomous vehicles that can be personally owned.
Ford’s fleet service is already available, and numbers 30 Ford Fusion Hybrids. The automaker plans to expand its service into Michigan, California, and Arizona.