Ford to Delay Autonomous Vehicle Service
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.