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    Ford unveils its next gen self-driving car and adds 20 vehicles to its test fleet

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    After GM took the opportunity to expand its self-driving test fleet following its home state of Michigan opening its roads to the technology, now Ford announces an expansion of its own test fleet with some cars going to Michigan and to its current fleet in California.

    The automaker also released the first images of its next generation autonomous test vehicle using the Ford Fusion Hybrid. It features a new and significantly better-integrated sensor suite. moreā€¦

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    Better get used to cars with gangly bits hanging off of them folks. Seems that "integration" is a rather loose term being thrown around ;)

    Tesla so far is the only one around that has unobtrusive autonomous tech built in.
     
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    The problem though seems to be the computer power to process the data from those sensors. It currently needs its own power generator and as you can see from the pictures above and video below, it takes almost all the space in the trunk.

    This made me laugh. Instead of getting rid of the engine and using that space for it, they have to put it in the trunk this rendering the car useless
     
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