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April 30, 2020—Ford plans to delay an autonomous vehicle service until 2022 because the coronavirus made the automaker rethink its strategy, reported TechCrunch.

Ford has previously invested $1 billion in 2017 in Argo AI which is developing the virtual driver system and high-definition maps. Ford has been testing its go-to-market strategy through pilot programs with Walmart, Domino's and Postmates.

Ford will use the time to research changes in customer behavior prompted by the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Ford’s other more traditional vehicle launches are still on schedule, including its redesigned F-150 truck as well as a hybrid electric version, according to the report.

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