Focus car wins $20 million in federal award for kids
Focus car won $20.5 million in a federal grant program that aims to spur the development of advanced driverless technology, including for its kids.
The award to Focus Automotive Technologies Inc. came in the form of a $15 million grant, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“Our focus is on kids,” Focus CEO Chris O’Connor said.
“The technology that we’ve developed will make a huge difference in the lives of kids.
They will be safer, smarter, more productive and we will all benefit from the technology.”
In addition to the $20,000 grant, Focus received $8.5.5 in funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which also will be used to develop driverless vehicle technology.
Focus’s project is part of a nationwide initiative called the Automated Driving for Children Challenge, or AEDC, that was launched in April 2017 to stimulate the development and adoption of advanced driving technology for children.
The program seeks to provide a “competitive edge” to automakers and to support their development of autonomous technology.
O’Connell said Focus is working to secure the next generation of driverless vehicles for its customers.
“We’ve got to be smart and we’ve got a lot of work ahead,” O’Connors said.
Focus is focused on driving the next wave of technology, but it won’t be a one-time win.
It has to develop new technologies in-house and compete with other automakers.
For example, the company has a plan to make a car with a human in the front seat that could be used in the future for a self-driving car.
The company also plans to invest in the development, design and testing of driver assistance systems for its vehicle.
Focus has developed the Focus Autonomous Driving System that it calls the Autonomous Cruise Control.
The system uses cameras, sensors and computers to detect the driver’s hands and feet.
The Autonomous cruise control can be activated when the driver gets behind the wheel, and it can be used for both hands and one foot.
The technology was first demonstrated on a test vehicle in 2017, and O’Conner said he believes the technology will soon be able to be used on public roads and on public transportation.
The focus on the development is part to ensure that children and families are not left behind, O’Brien said.
He added that Focus is also focused on developing its autonomous technology to meet the needs of those with disabilities, which is a goal for the company.
Focus Automobiles’ focus on improving the safety and reliability of the Autotron was a priority for the government, Ollie O’Leary, an assistant secretary of transportation, said in a statement.
“While we are pleased with Focus’ progress on driverless driving technology, the Department of Transport’s AEDCs program is a critical tool for the development or commercialization of autonomous driving technologies for children and other vulnerable populations,” Ollies said.
The goal is to make the most of the advances in driverless technologies and help the automakers develop products that will be widely used by families.
The AEDs grant program is an effort by the U,S.
government to assist manufacturers with the development to advance autonomous technology and reduce the risk of vehicle crashes.
AED programs have been used in other countries to promote safer transportation for children, such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Canada.