Ford Fusion Hybrid Automated Research Vehicle revealed

Posted on Friday, 13 December 2013 , 19:12:40 byTheodora

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Ford Fusion Hybrid Automated Research Vehicle revealed

Hybrid cars are something that appears in the news all the time lately. There is an entire trend of creating eco-friendly cars in the auto field. There are several reasons why interest in these vehicles convinced even the biggest car producers to enter the trend. Ford, one of the most respectable brands in the world, in no exception. Therefore, they have just taken the veil off their Ford Fusion Hybrid Automated Research Vehicle.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid Automated Research Vehicle has been created together with State Farm and the University of Michigan. The prototype will be used to experience current and future coming sensing systems and driver assist technologies. The new technologies should be directly applied on Ford’s new generation of vehicles. The experimental car is equipped with four Light Detection and Ranging sensors that scan the road 2.5 million times per second. They spread infrared light over 200 feet and can create a 3D map of the near environment.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid Automated Research Vehicle is in fact a huge and necessary step towards Ford’s vision for the future of mobility. The officials are confident in their project and they see the future of safety on road as a web. All cars will be connected to each other and the traffic will be safer. Ford aims at having a greater impact in the auto field in the next 100 years than it had in the first 100 years. But this remains to be seen.