Alongside Argo.AI, Ford is also working with Mobileye — which is owned by Intel — on self-driving systems. According to Ford, the two companies “are expanding their relationship to offer even better camera-based detection capabilities for driver-assist systems, including improved forward collision warning, vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist detection, plus lane-keeping features.”
Mobileye will provide its suite of EyeQ® sensing technology to support available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology driver-assist features such as Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beam headlamps, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering.
In other words, this company is not taking over the development of “hands off the wheel” autonomous driving technology. It is making Ford’s driver assistance features more robust. Perhaps the biggest news in the announcement is this.
“While Ford and Mobileye have worked together for years, this marks the first time Ford is committing to the company’s technology for the entire lifecycle of its next-generation vehicles. Both parties will work with designated Ford Tier 1 providers to supply the technology for vehicle integration.”
The Mobileye name will also be prominently displayed on the cars’ touchscreens going forward.
The first of those “next generation” vehicles will be the upcoming family of Bronco vehicles, which Ford hopes will cut into the popularity of Jeep Wrangler off-road vehicles.
Reference- Ford PR, Mobileye website & PR, Clean Technica