Ford Invests in Artificial Intelligence for Self-Driving Cars

A California start-up has developed mapping software to identify elements in the car’s field of view. A California start-up working on artificial intelligence-powered mapping software for self-driving cars today received $6.6 million from a group of investors that includes the Ford Motor Company. Like other automakers, Ford is testing its autonomous car technology in Michigan and on public roads in California, where its engineers are evaluating the sensors that detect and track objects in the vehicle’s view. But the company’s investment in the AI mapping start-up, called Civil Maps, reflects the important role that AI and machine learning play in interpreting information from those sensors. Civil Maps has developed software that can process raw 3D data from LiDAR (high-resolution laser imaging), cameras, and other sensors on autonomous vehicles into a…


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