Ford Plans Leap From Driver’s Seat With Autonomous Car by 2021

  • No. 2 U.S. automaker decides to skip driver-assist steps
  • Best fit was to jump to self-driving vehicles, executive says

Ford CEO Fields: Why We're Investing in Autonomous Cars

Ford Motor Co., which put the world on wheels a century ago, is now taking the driver out of the driver’s seat. The company said it plans to have a fully autonomous vehicle -- no steering wheel, no gas or brake pedals -- available by 2021 for ride-hailing services.

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