Why self-driving cars will likely be light-colored
CLOSE Self-driving cars are safer and more efficient when they're light-colored, industry suppliers said.
DETROIT — Don't tell Henry Ford, but getting a car in black may soon get harder.
That's because self-driving cars are safer and more efficient when they're light-colored, industry suppliers say.
The reason isn't to simplify assembly lines, as was the case more than a century ago when Ford reportedly told customers "you can have any color as long as it's black."
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