Facebook has been known to revolutionize the way we communicate with our friends, family and other loved ones, as well as meet new people online. With the vast bankroll, and technological knowhow, is too far off to think that Facebook may want in on the autonomous car action? It doesn’t really seem so if you think about it. Google and Apple have been dabbling in the driverless car market, so why not Facebook?
The people at Facebook are busy fending off the rumours of an autonomous vehicle and have said that this project is not happening. Mark Zuckerberg has been on the record about not creating their own car, but insiders say otherwise. What is unknown is whether the vehicle will simply be electric, or autonomous, and how far along they are on the project. Are they ahead of the race, or far behind? No one really knows.
A Facebook employee advised that they do in fact have a project in the works and it is code named Movingbox. It is said that 200 people are on the project and that Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson has been consulting on the project since being fired from the company for punching a producer in the face. Ouch!
So what kind of vehicle would Facebook bring to the Movingbox project? None other than a Ford Shelby Cobra of course. It is rumoured that the Shelby Cobra has been the vehicle that is in testing by an employee who wished to remain anonymous. An announcement is expected to be made on April 1st, 2016. Whether it is about project Movingbox, no one knows. Maybe it will all be a big planned April Fool’s joke, but I suppose we will have to wait and see.