Ford is one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the world, and possibly the most forward-thinking. Its CEO is serious about leading the competition, when it comes to the autonomous vehicle-powered future of transportation. When the 114 year old company announced, earlier this year, that it was promoting its head of driverless cars to CEO it signaled a pretty optimistic outlook for what many experts consider an over-hyped field. It’s easy to imagine the company’s founder faced a similar against-the-current dilemma when he started considering mass production in a time when craftsmanship was a buzzword. The current CEO of Ford,…

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