16 Apr '18, 1pm

There's a Ford self-driving round games/meeting room in your future

There's a Ford self-driving round games/meeting room in your future

A recent patent shows some of the thinking about fully autonomous cars, which might look nothing like cars do now. Whenever we have shown self-driving cars or autonomous vehicles as imagined 50 or 60 years ago, people are always playing board games or cards, because they didn't have iPads or phones to play with then. But as we know, millennials are driving a board game revival. That's why it is so exciting to see this very recent patent application from Mohammed Omar Faruque for Ford Global Technologies. According to the application, it is for a fully autonomous car, so there is no need for a drivers seat or a traditional windshield, because "fully autonomous vehicle has a vehicle controller that simultaneously controls each of accelerating, braking, and steering." The vehicle provides a versatile passenger compartment that may be used, e.g., when the vehicle is autonomous...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/cars/theres-ford-self-driving-...

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