Ford is pushing again the launch of its forthcoming robotaxi and autonomous supply companies from 2021 to 2022, the corporate announced today, as a result of financial influence of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The corporate has spent the previous couple of years testing self-driving prototypes in Miami, Austin, and Washington, DC because it acquired able to launch the companies, although it hadn’t made any bulletins about through which markets it deliberate to function.
Ford introduced the delay because it revealed its monetary outcomes for the primary quarter of 2020, which have been brutally impacted by the pandemic. The automaker posted a $2 billion loss for the quarter, after having turned a greater than $1 billion revenue within the first quarter of 2019.
Earlier within the day, Ford and its luxurious model Lincoln introduced they have been canceling an upcoming electrical SUV that was going to be constructed utilizing tech from EV startup Rivian — one other determination that the businesses stated was made due to the pandemic.