As with every industry sector we’ve observed, patent investment always leads market activity. We’ve seen this pattern repeated over and over in every commercial sector, from mobile payments to cryptocurrency to pharmaceuticals.

Looks like it’s happening again with Ford.

Ford recently announced the creation of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, an organization focused on accelerating Ford’s AV business. The company is working on systems to improve detection of vehicles in low light conditions and to improve the training of automatic traffic light detection.

Here are two related FORD patents:
https://visual.magicnumberip.com/patent/20180211120
https://visual.magicnumberip.com/patent/20180211121

We recommend keeping an eye on Ford. For those companies competing against Ford in the Autonomous sector, watch out.

Source: Ford, “FORD creates ‘FORD autonomous vehicles LLC’; strengthens global organization to accelerate progress, improve fitness


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