Volume 95 Issue 45 | pp. 21-23
Issue Date: November 13, 2017

Plastics makers plot the future of the car

Plastics in our vehicles will become increasingly specialized as cars lose their drivers and go electric
Department: Business
Keywords: Polymers, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles

This fall, hungry University of Michigan students are participating in an experiment. Ford Motor, in partnership with Domino’s Pizza, launched a self-driving delivery vehicle near the school’s campus in Ann Arbor.

A special Ford Fusion outfitted with radar and light detection and ranging equipment (lidar) will navigate the college town under the watchful eye of an engineer. Without a driver to bring the pizzas to their doors, customers will need to walk out to the . . .

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