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MIT teams with Ford on driverless car

Longtime rivals Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University are joining with Ford Motor Co. to develop a driverless car that can operate as intuitively as the best drivers.

The automaker has previously disclosed work on an automated Fusion Hybrid research vehicle, in conjunction with other partners. The research vehicle has four LiDAR sensors that can measure distances between objects and are used to generate real-time 3-D map of the vehicle’s surrounding environment.

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