Some automotive manufacturers, such as Tesla, continue to develop autonomous systems for their vehicles without any connectivity services to support them. The Ford Motor Company is taking a different route, as evidenced by its recent deployment of smart roadside sensors at test sites on two intersections in Saline, Michigan in 2020, and more recently in Miami, Florida. This video (which has no sound) demonstrates how the technology works. Ford is scheduled to publicly launch its automated vehicle services in Miami, Washington DC and Austin, Texas in 2022.
Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs in charge of public agencies around the world as well as chairmen and CEOs of multinational transportation technology corporations. Tom's early career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).