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Ford's autonomous cars on the streets of Miami

Miami is one of the most colorful cities on the planet, but soon it's getting a little more automated.

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This is one of Ford's prototype autonomous vehicles on the road in Miami, Florida.

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It's a pretty typical looking Ford Fusion -- with a smart-looking tophat.

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Dubbed the "tiara," this contains most of the sensors that the cars use to see the world, including an array of cameras.

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On top, lidar scanners look at the world around. 

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The car was developed with Argo AI, a Ford subsidiary brought into the fold in 2017.

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To summon one of the cars you use an app that's not altogether unlike Uber or Lyft.

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When the car arrives, just hop in and go!

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In the car, you're greeted with an interface that shows you what the car can see. 

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Ford's also working on autonomous delivery vehicles, partnering with Domino's and Postmates. 

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Picking up your delivery was never so high tech!

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We're Going to Miami: The First Proving Ground for Our Self-Driving Service

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We're Going to Miami: The First Proving Ground for Our Self-Driving Service

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We're Going to Miami: The First Proving Ground for Our Self-Driving Service

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In our pursuit of new mobility solutions, including self-driving vehicles, we understand the importance of earning the same level of trust.

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We're Going to Miami: The First Proving Ground for Our Self-Driving Service

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With the help of Miami-Dade County, we've set up operations in Miami to prove our autonomous vehicle business model, expand technology testing and development and even set up a terminal for fleet management.

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We use the term "self-driving vehicle" to refer to a vehicle that meets the definition set by the SAE International for Level 4 automation.

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As we develop our self-driving vehicles, we are focused on three ideals that we believe are crucial to earning trust: safety, reliability and valuable experiences.

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