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Ford and Lyft will work together to deploy autonomous cars

Ford announced today that it will work with Lyft to deploy its self-driving cars on the ride-hail service’s platform by 2021.

But it’s bigger news than it seems for two reasons: it’s the first sign that Ford won’t be going it completely alone on autonomous driving; and it’s a possible wrinkle in the preexisting relationship between Lyft and Ford’s biggest rival, General Motors.

Photo: Ford “Think of it this way: Someday, when you open the Lyft app during a period of high demand, Ford and Lyft software will need to be capable of quickly dispatching a self-driving vehicle so that you can get to your destination as quickly and as safely as possible,” Ford’s VP for autonomous vehicles and electrification Sherif Marakby wrote today .

The emergence of self-driving cars, estimated to eventually be a $7 trillion industry , has spurred almost too many partnerships and collaborations among automakers, suppliers, and tech startups to count.

“We strongly believe that leaders across industries should work collaboratively to introduce self-driving technology in a way that positively impacts our cities,” Lyft said in a blog post .

READ MORE (The Verge)

  • Ford Turns To Lyft's 'Open' Platform To Speed Up Driverless Car TechForbes
  • Lyft Enlists Ford to Help Get Self-Driving Cars on the RoadBloomberg
  • Ford And Lyft Bring Us Ever Closer To Self-Driving Taxi CabsJalopnik
  • Ford Partnering With GM-Backed Lyft to Make Self-Driving Cars
  • Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving carsGears Of Biz
  • Ford and Lyft to put self-driving cabs on the roadCBS News
  • Ford, Lyft team up to test self-driving vehiclesABC2 News
  • Ford and Lyft's new self-driving partnership likely to be a standard modelTechCrunch
  • Ford is teaming up with Lyft to take self-driving cars mainstreamFast Company

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