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Gurley Motor Company
New Mexico's Oldest Ford Dealership - Since 1933
Phone: (866) 211-5730
701 W. Coal Ave.
Gallup, NM 87301
Autonomous Ford Vehicle | Gallup, NM
What Is an Autonomous Vehicle?
Every day, we hear more and more about autonomous vehicles and the future of transportation. But, what does that really mean?
An autonomous vehicle is any vehicle that can drive itself without the need for a human driver. These types of cars are also known as self-driving cars, driverless cars, or even robot cars. While the idea of a car driving itself might seem scary, these cars are meant to eliminate human error to make driving safer for everyone on the road.
Already, autonomous cars have spent thousands of hours test driving on American roads; however, fully autonomous vehicles are not yet available commercially. Instead, you can find many driver-assist features in today’s cars that are a step towards autonomy. These features include things like automatic emergency braking and self-parking.
Ford has actually committed to having a fully autonomous vehicle available for commercial operation in 2021. This vehicle won’t have a steering wheel, gas pedal, or brake pedal, and will only operate within a specific area to allow for riding sharing and other opportunities.
Here at Gurley Motor Company, we love hearing about new technological advancements in the automotive industry and can’t wait to see where it leads us in the future. If you’re interested in a vehicle with driver-assist technologies, stop by and we can find the right one for you.