Just like most businesses selling products, automakers are driven by profit. A new feature would only be added to their lineup, if it has a lot of profit potential. That could be the reason why they have been beginning to consider autonomous driving.
However, vehicles that self-drive only makes sense to folks looking for functionality, ease and luxury, thus incorporating autonomous tech in enthusiast vehicles simple doesn’t make sense. As a matter of fact, it stands a better chance at driving enthusiasts away.
Ford understands the concept and it will not be dim enough to allow autonomous driving into the Ford Mustang. The automaker revealed to Autocar that it will continue offering genuine driver’s cars despite merging with driverless vehicles through the Ford Fusion.
So, the Mustang would be omitted from the current trend of cars taking over the wheel entirely. Well, why should it go autonomous when it has a flat-plane crank V8? That would only take the fun away for drivers.
The only real concern now is how the upcoming model would look and perform. Apparently, the Mustang’s revamp would not be extreme as expected, as seen in recent spy shots.