The struggle to prevent snoozing-while-cruising has yielded a radical decision: Ford will venture to take the human out of the loop by removing the steering wheel, brake and gas pedals from its driverless cars debuting in 2021.
The company’s head of battery systems talks about what the future holds for autonomous, hybrid and electric vehicles.
"A clear and unequivocal statutory or regulatory prohibition on states regulating vehicle performance of autonomous vehicle technology would help to halt or prevent the emergence of a patchwork of state laws."
Look for mandatory IT on new cars, increased popularity of in-vehicle wi-fi hotspots, and an increase of EVs in China, among other developments.
It’s not a particularly sexy part of the industry, but venture capitalists were sold on ClearMotion Inc.’s vision for using technology to give your car a smoother ride.