Google and Ford will announce a new autonomous vehicle joint venture at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, says a report in Yahoo Autos. If it goes through, the partnership would represent a significant collaboration between two of the biggest names in the tech and automotive industries.
A Google spokesperson said the company had no comment. TechCrunch has also contacted Ford.
According to Yahoo Autos’ sources, the deal is not exclusive, which means Google would be free to work with other automakers who are interested in its self-driving car technology.
Being the first company to strike a deal with Google, however, may give Ford an edge over rivals, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volvo, and Tesla, that are also working on self-driving cars and eager to get them…