Automotive company Ford has acquired robotics company Quantum Signal.
Michigan-based Quantum Signal is reported to have produced mobile robots for the U.S military.
TechCrunch reports that the robotic company’s speciality has been building remote control software for robotic vehicles and is also responsible for a very highly regarded simulated testing and development environment for autonomous and remotely controlled robotic systems.
Ford said in a blog post, it has been following the robotics company closely and will employ its experience in developing real-time simulation and algorithms related to autonomous vehicle control systems in order to build Ford’s self driving vehicles. The partnership will also work on Ford’s transportation-as-a-service platform.