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Ford brings new Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle to CES

New sensors, computer software and hardware in the second-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle bring Ford one step closer to delivering self-driving cars to ride hailing services in 2021.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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Three years after the release of the first-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle, Ford is releasing the second-generation vehicle with upgrades to sensors, electrical controls and computer hardware.

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Advancements in Lidar technology have the new car running two sensors instead of four like the previous vehicle.

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The hockey-puck-sized Lidar sensors are mounted off of the Fusion Hybrid's front pillars.

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The brains of Ford's virtual driver system are located in the Fusion's trunk where it processes 1 terabyte of data an hour.

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