Ford and Lyft Connect Brains to Develop Self-Driving Cars

By Ray Prince An agreement has been struck by Ford and Lyft to test Ford’s self-driving fleet on Lyft’s network.
The goal is for Ford to build technology and processes capable of connecting with the Lyft network during periods of high driver demand. This setup would enable Ford to dispatch a self-driving vehicle to passengers’ location and take them to their destination, all without a driver, according to Sherif Marakby, Ford’s vice president of autonomous vehicles and electrification.
At the moment, the Ford-Lyft collaboration is intended as a research project until results show that customers can benefit from the technology. Ford will directly benefit from

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