Ford’s driverless cars, which will be newly designed models (you won’t be able to get a driverless Ford Mustang, sorry), are planned to have Level 4 autonomy, meaning that they will not have a steering wheel, gas or brake pedals. This refers to the standards put in place by the US-based Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the levels represent the sophistication of self-driving technology. At Level 4 (“high automation”) the car can operate, unmonitored, in a particular situation – for Ford, this would be a city area. Level 5 is full autonomy in any driving condition, and Level 2 is a level of automation that means that the driver has to monitor the car at all times. The company has said that it is not interested in offering Level 3 driving.