Ford long term Self-driving car tests in Miami could simply prove to be vital during the pandemic. The automaker, Argo AI and The Education Fund are operation an eight-week pilot program that uses autonomous Fusion hybrid cars to deliver fresh produce to Miami-Dade County students who learn at home. Education Fund members load fruits and vegetables into test vehicles, which drop them off at the homes of around 50 families in an effort to promote healthier diets.
This is not strictly a driverless test. Two Argo AI specialists are seated in each car to monitor the test, take over if necessary and make the final (contactless) delivery. Nonetheless, it does allow autonomous AI testing in a mix of real-world situations ranging from apartment complexes and driveways to places without parking.