Video: Ford Self-Driving Car In Brickell, South Beach

Ford has opened an autonomous vehicle operations terminal in Wynwood, where a fleet of self-driving cars will be based.

It is the first for the company in the nation. Miami was chosen as a testing site, partly due to the challenging conditions the cars will face, including a high level of congestion. Ford also calls Dade Mayor Carlos A. Giménez “a champion of innovative technology .”

Test deliveries of Dominos Pizza to some Miami residents have already started, and a Postmates delivery pilot will begin this month. Lyft is a partner in Ford’s system, but hasn’t announced if they will test the system in Miami.

 

(photo: ford)

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Anonymous
3 years ago

I can’t ??

” Ford also calls Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez “a champion of innovative technology. ”

Anonymous
3 years ago

Must be true if Ford said it.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I saw them filming this bit and the car had a driver. ?

Anonymous
3 years ago

The car in blue on the street does seem to have a driver in it. Lol.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Pretty sure they’re essentially supervisors to only step in if something goes wrong

Anonymous
3 years ago

Didn’t think it was possible, but somehow the intersection in the photo has become even worse and more pedestrian hostile.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Bring a hammer

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yeah, I used to bitch about Miami traffic but then I lived in L.A. for over a year before moving back, now I don’t anymore.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Try living in D.C. that’s real traffic.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Agreed. Visited LA and realized Miami’s traffic woes could be way worse.

Anonymous
3 years ago

absolutely correct…its bad here but unbearable there

Jesus
3 years ago

Ford only said that cause there is something behind the scenes that takes money from actual “innovative technology” and gives it to a corporation that probably donates to his future campaigns.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Parking garages are about to become obsolete… And these developers are still building them smh… People who don’t see this coming are in big time denial. They’re like these old people who didn’t understand the internet revolutions that was happening before their eyes in the ’90s.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Condo I an in Has 500 units and a lot of the same cars seem to be there every time I come and go. Would be interesting to see how often and how long each car is used.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Love it!!!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Waiting for the day I call an Uber and get an autonomous car picking me up.

Anonymous
3 years ago

How does this reduce traffic? Isn’t it still a vehicle taking up space on the roadway, just as I would driving my own car?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Not if it’s pool

Anonymous
3 years ago

Have you ever seen a school of fish in the ocean? How they move together without crashing into each other? The idea is that these cars would function similarly, traffic would be more fluid without human interaction/control.

Anonymous
3 years ago

How will pedestrians interact with the cars if they’re going to continuously move?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly as right now
1) you press a button and wait your turn
Or
2) you wait until there’s no car and you cross
Your question is weird

Anonymous
3 years ago

Fish are living creature, not artificial intelligence. When screw-ups bound to happen here happen, it will be crazy.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Where does it say, or where did you read that self-serving cars reduce traffic?
I’ve never heard that claim.

Ford is testing them here because even if the system fails, the Fords will still function better than the average Taxi driver or flunkie driver with a “I AM MDC” sticker.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Its probably happening next year. You won’t have to wait much.

aceraroja
3 years ago

Huge car spewing pollution and ruining the planet. Just now it doesn’t need to give even a shitty job, like Uber driver, to some desperate person who needs it. And still no fucking mass transit.