Ford acquires mobile robotics company Quantum Signal to help with self-driving – TechCrunch

Ford acquires mobile robotics company Quantum Signal to help with self-driving – TechCrunch:

The company’s specialty has been building remote control software for robotic vehicles, specifically, and it’s also responsible for a very highly regarded simulated testing and development environment for autonomous and remotely controlled robotic systems.

It sounds like Ford’s main interest was in picking up experienced talent working on autonomy, and very specific challenges that are needed to develop road-worthy self-driving vehicles, including perception systems and virtual testing environments. 

Ford is happy to both acquire and partner in its pursuit of self-driving tech development, and this probably won’t be the last similar deal we see made en route to actually deploying autonomous vehicles on roads for any major automaker.

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