Skip to content
Subscriber Only

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
Video player cover image

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

Updated on

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.

“We see the autonomous car changing the way the world moves once again,” Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said today at Ford’s research lab in Palo Alto, California. “They address a whole host of safety, social and environmental issues.”