Ford buys robotic vehicle specialist

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Ford has bought Quantum Signal, a specialist in the development of technology for self-driving vehicles.

It will use of Quantum’s experience in real-time simulation and algorithm development, as well as robotics, sensing and perception technology.

It said: “The wide range of the group’s work portfolio means it will be able to support Ford in numerous areas as the company develops self-driving vehicles and transport as a service business, including software development and hardware prototyping.”

Quantum Signal was founded in 1999 and has worked on mobile robotics for a number of clients including the US military.

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