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Ford understands longer wait for fully autonomous vehicles

Fireguy50

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http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2016/09/14/ford-sets-priorities-investors/90322862/

Ford also reiterated its commitment to developing an autonomous vehicle by 2021. The company believes that autonomous vehicles could account for up to 20% of vehicle sales by 2030.

"We see huge social economic and environmental benefits. We’re focused on usage where miles traveled be," CEO Mark Fields told investors. "Autonomous vehicles will account for one of every 10 miles traveled by 2025, and will grow from 5% of all vehicles sold in U.S. in 2025 to 30% in 2030."
 

Fireguy50

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The optimistic promised future isn't coming tomorrow, might never pass Legislation, and will never replace all vehicles.

I don't care how many horse to horseless buggy references you want to make. We're talking decades before any major changes in the automotive industry
 

Gung-Ho

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http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2016/09/14/ford-sets-priorities-investors/90322862/

Ford also reiterated its commitment to developing an autonomous vehicle by 2021. The company believes that autonomous vehicles could account for up to 20% of vehicle sales by 2030.

"We see huge social economic and environmental benefits. We’re focused on usage where miles traveled be," CEO Mark Fields told investors. "Autonomous vehicles will account for one of every 10 miles traveled by 2025, and will grow from 5% of all vehicles sold in U.S. in 2025 to 30% in 2030."
This is what I've been saying all along with many other sane rational realistic people.
 

4736353377384555736

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Let's face it, only the Uber kool ade drinkers believe that "car ownership will become a thing of the past." Autonomous vehicles will have a certain market penetration but the majority of them will be privately owned, like cars are today, and it will be a VERY long time before people are allowed to travel in them without the need for someone to stay attentive at the wheel.
 

Jermin8r89

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I just wana say horse and buggy example is a shitty one. It was sooo beneficial to the working force it prospered and expanded humanity. Just think every to deal withcars these days. Enonormance! With selfdriveing itll take away many jobs. Theres more people then ever on this planet and u just limited ALOT of people as millions of people want to get into te h feild but its really cutthroat and then u take away the transportation department then more millions will try going into a market to take away jobs so it dont make sense. This is alot different as we never been threw anything like this befor
 
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