(USA)

Ford is accelerating its self-driving ambitions in Florida.

In the summer of 2016 the car giant said it intended to be mass producing autonomous cars within five years, and would be investing heavily in its Silicon Valley operations to advance that goal.

Miami-Dade County is the latest stop on this journey, where Ford will test its technology this year with partners including Domino’s pizza.

“To understand what Miami-Dade residents would experience with self-driving vehicle service, the first part of our presence will involve pilot programs throughout the year with our partners, starting with Domino’s and Postmates. What we learn from this customer experience research will be applied to the design of our purpose-built self-driving vehicle that we plan to launch in 2021 to support the expansion of our service,” blogged Sherif Marakby, Ford Vice President, Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification.