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VW completes $2.6 billion investment in self-driving startup Argo AI

This deal firms up VW's partnership with Ford

Argo, founded in 2016 by Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander, is now jointly controlled by Volkswagen and Ford Motor Co , which made an initial investment in Argo shortly after it was founded. Details of the Volkswagen investment, which does not include an agreement to purchase $500 million worth of Argo stock from Ford, was announced last July.

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Ford says Austin will get its self-driving cars in 2021

Commercial taxi service will also operate in Miami and D.C.

Ford's self-driving system, now being tested in Fusion Hybrid sedans, is being jointly developed with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based startup in which Ford and Volkswagen AG together hold a majority stake. Sherif Marakby, chief executive of Ford Autonomous Vehicles, said Ford plans to launch the commercial transportation service in 2021 in a purpose-built hybrid vehicle that can be equipped to carry either people or goods.

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Ford, VW deepen alliance: Billions to Argo AI, and sharing an EV platform

VW becomes an equal investor in Argo AI, as Ford builds MEB-based electric

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Ford, VW reportedly near agreement on self-driving partnership

Any investment could value Ford-backed Argo AI at $4 billion

Any investment could value Ford-backed Argo AI at $4 billion.

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Ford CEO says partnering with VW is a 'delicate dance'

Open to AV investment, but 'we compete in a bunch of areas as well'

Open to AV investment, but 'we compete in a bunch of areas as well.

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Ford calls for industry standard signal for self-driving vehicle intent

It envisions a universal signal to communicate what an AV is doing

It envisions a universal signal to communicate what an AV is doing.

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Argo AI and getting Ford to Level 4 autonomy

There's an awful lot to get done by 2021

There's an awful lot to get done by 2021.

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Ford denies its engineers are dozing off in autonomous cars

A billion-dollar investment in Argo AI proves Ford is taking autonomy seriously.

Ford says it wants 'Level 4' autonomous for its self-driving cars by 2021, but denies that engineers have been falling asleep behind the wheel during testing.

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