We have all loved watching Cartoon Network as a kid. The Jetsons was a futuristic show that aired regularly during the 90’s.Video calling, E-news, Robots, Flying-Cars (Jets-cars), Self-driven cars and so many other everyday life gadgets that seemed impossible to a simple person. Yet with modern technology today, we have it all, except auto-piloted cars. Thanks to Google and Ford, as they plan to honor this childhood dream of every 90’s kid and bring it to life.
Google and Ford have expressed interest to enter into a partnership to develop an “autonomous car technology” that enables the car to operate remotely without manual interference from a driver.
The details of the partnership between the automaker and a search engine companies is yet to be made official. Many sources claim that both the companies have been at the discussion board for months at end. It can be easily observed that both companies stand to gain from the agreement. Google could pool in its wealth and fast track the introduction of the invention while getting an easy access to Ford’s trade secrets and know-how’s. A senior analyst, Karl Brauer, agreed that both companies could benefit from the partnership. "An alliance between the two industries could make everything happen much quicker,"
The upside of these autonomous cars are huge, besides being straight out of every child's wildest dreams. These cars would greatly reduce fuel consumption and also decrease chances of accidents and traffic violations.
Mark Fields, Chief Executive of Ford met with co-founder Sergey Brin from Google to discuss the advancement plans for their invention. Whether or not they have reached a decision in unison is still unclear and remains to be confirmed. "We're not going to comment on rumor or speculation about specific conversations," Google said in a statement. While Ford chose to not answer.
"We have been, and will continue working with many companies and discussing a variety of subjects," said Alan Hall a spokesperson from Ford.
Google has been rumored to have developed a prototype of a self-driving car. If both the companies manage to pull this off, then they will be the cause for some serious stir in the car industry. Ford shares worth range from $0.47 to $14.20 each while Google’s start from $2.23, to $750 a share.