A Monumental Moment: Ford's Self-Driving Business Development Expands to Washington, D.C.

October 22, 2018 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The following is an opinion editorial provided by Sherif Marakby, CEO, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC.

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Ford is expanding to become the first company to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., accor ...

Ford is expanding to become the first company to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., according to the district, by establishing a self-driving vehicle business – a business that will be responsive to the needs of the city and its residents. (Photo: Business Wire)

Just like guiding a bill through Congress, establishing a self-driving vehicle business requires a lot of coordination. Not only do self-driving vehicles need to operate safely and reliably, but they also need to work in concert with the businesses, people and cities they serve. On top of all this, they must operate within an ecosystem that supports their operation and maintenance.

As Ford’s work in all those areas continues in Detroit, Pittsburgh and Miami, we are expanding to become the first company to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., according to the district, by establishing a self-driving vehicle business – a business that will be responsive to the needs of the city and its residents.

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