West Herr Auto Group in New York recently pondered the question about when driverless cars be available to purchase.
According to a post on the West Herr website, Ford once estimated that it would have a completely autonomous car available to ride-sharing companies by 2021.
Ken Washington, Ford's vice president of research and advanced engineering, recently said driverless cars may be available on the consumer market between 2026 and 2031, and Ford CEO Mark Fields has estimated the cars may be available as early as 2025. the post said.
West Herr's post said that once driverless cars hit the market, these cars won't even have a steering wheel or pedals and that these would be just one step away from being completely autonomous. The post did not state how a driver would manage the vehicle if a driver was actually needed to move the car for any reason.
The post also said Ford ranked first in a survey of 17 other companies working on driverless technology for the consumer market.