Google's technology combined with Ford's know-how on building cars could result in a self-driving vehicle available to the masses probably sooner than we thought.
Google has 53 test vehicles on the road in CA and TX, logging millions of miles in autonomous driving with their goal being to reduce the huge amount of 33,000 annual deaths on U.S. roads.
Nevertheless, Ford is not the only automaker Google has been talking to while at the same time Nissan, Volvo and Mercedes are developing their own self-driving technology and vehicles equipped with it by 2020.
Applications of this technology could find their way on taxi or car-sharing services in urban areas as well as self-driving trucks.
One interesting aspect of this technology could be in the case of an accident, where liability will be hard to be determined.