Ford Moto Co announced on Monday July 20 that it will be working with Intel Corp’s Mobileye in order to develop a much more improved collision avoidance system.
This comes as part of Ford’s increasing investment in autonomous driving technology, hoping to compete with other car manufacturers that are working on the feature.
In 2018, Ford had stated that they will be spending $4 billion (€3.49 billion) until 2023 to develop a self-driving service.
Whilst plenty of consumers often associate autonomous driving with brands like Tesla, several studies have shown that Ford’s efforts to move towards autonomous vehicles was only second to Google spinoff Waymo when it comes to strategy and execution.
Ford added that the collaboration will allow them to develop improved camera-based collision warning, detection vehicles and pedestrians, as well as several lane-keeping features for its vehicles.
The improvements are set to be made for several models, primarily the F-150 and Mustang Mach-E cars.
Ford stated that it has agreed with Mobileye to make use of its EyeQ sensing technology, as well as its vision-processing software that supports Ford’s Co-Pilot360 system. It will also be helping in forming a hands-free driving feature that is set to be introduced in the coming year.
Mobileye was taken over by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion (€13.36 billion), becoming the largest purchase of an Israeli company to this day.
Ford will be including Mobileye’s logo in the displays of its driver-assist communication systems, as well as possibly making use of its Roadbook map system, that utilises anonymous, crowd-sourced data taken from multiple vehicle cameras.
Through this deal, Ford becomes the latest of a host of car manufacturers to start making use of Mobileye’s technology, with the other companies including BMW and Opel.