Ford Projects Fully Autonomous Cars Will Be Available by 2026-2031

Ken Washington, Ford's vice president of research and advanced engineering, believes that "Level 4" autonomous vehicles will be available for customers to purchase between 2026-2031. A "Level 4" autonomous vehicle is one that will be built without a steering wheel or gas and brake pedals. Ford is scheduled to deliver self-driving cars for ride-sharing in 2021. Mr. Washington believes it will take five or ten years after that for these vehicles to be available to the public.