In cooperation with the American company, they will accelerate the development of new solutions based on the foundations set by the US military.
We have, and not long ago, criticised the Ford for falling asleep when it comes to developing e-mobility sollutions, as well as autonomous driving technologies – even though years ago, for example, they were among the first, who offered the possibility of auto-parking cars on the market. However, it seems that things have begun to change following the recent press conference in the Netherlands, where Ford has presented quite a few innovations that will come to the market in the coming years.
The American brand has furthermore decided to buy a Quantum Signal which, like Ford, is based in the state of Michigan and has so far, even though it is 20 years old, worked pretty well in the background. But that's understandable. The company has so far bee mostly working for american military and has, among other things developed a system of remote management of a vehicle which operates at a distance of over 1.000 miles, and in addition they have also developed an environment for the development of autonomous cars.
Second such cooperation in the last three years
The same simulator, and the one called ANVEL, will help Ford to develop a new generation of autonomous vehicles to the greatest extent possible. It has already been used to develop unmanned military vehicles, and Ford stresses that, on its basis, they could develop even more complex and more useful simulators. While developing these vehicles, Ford will also have a number of software solutions developed by Quantum Signal to date.
Besides, this is not the first time for Ford to cooperate on such scale. Three years ago they have become connected with Israeli company, Saips, which, for example, developed a system of recognition of pedestrians, and the other on the obstacles on the road, even in the night time, or in the event of rain or other weather problems. At the same time they have together developed a system that enables the creation of a 3D map of the city, a key component for the operation of autonomous cars.