Feb 27, 2018 - Technology

Ford heads to Miami for self-driving car testing

A Ford Domino's delivery car

A Ford Domino's delivery car. Photo: Ford

Ford is beginning to test self-driving cars in Miami with business partners like Domino's, Postmates, and Lyft — and is developing a brand new autonomous vehicle slated for 2021, the company said on Tuesday.

The big picture: Ford has some catching up to do to rival automaker General Motors and Waymo, which have been testing their self-driving cars for a while. The company is also taking an unusual approach by immediately teaming up with other services to begin studying how customers interact with the cars.

Yes, but: These are early steps. The delivery car that will complete Domino's deliveries won't be autonomous at first, for example. The company also wouldn't say when its testing with Lyft will begin.

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