Ford partners with Amazon as it makes major push into driverless cars
Ford has announced a partnership with tech giant Amazon and an aggressive push into driverless cars as the company attempts to become a major player in “smart transport”
The company said it would triple its roster of self-driving cars to 30 vehicles, making it the largest ever industrial fleet of its kind, and make moves into other “transportation services” such as growing car-sharing and subscription services.
“Beginning this year, you will see us change dramatically, with a focus on the transportation services sector,” Ford chief executive Mark Fields said at the company’s press conference at CES 2016, the Las Vegas technology expo. “Revenue from transportation services equal $5.4 trillion (£3.7 trillion) and yet, today we receive none of our revenue from transportation services. That’s about to change.”