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Ford works on virtual drivers for future cars

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Ford is testing Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicles at night. (Credit: Ford)

The car of the future may well be controlled by a certified virtual driver that relies on the cloud for guidance, ranging from directions to software security updates.

Those are some of the concepts laid out today by Jim Buczkowski, director of electrical and electronics systems at Ford Research and Innovation, during a Seattle Chamber of Commerce breakfast. And tech companies in the Seattle area are playing a role in turning those concepts into reality.

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By Alan Boyle

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