Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan and founded in 1903, Ford Motor is American multinational automaker. Known for their automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand, Ford is one of the leaders in the Automobile Vision space in general. However, most of its efforts are directed to data processing and consumer-facing features instead of LIDAR specifically. Thus, most of Ford's presence within the LIDAR sector has to do with technology that utilizes LIDAR in the detection of vehicles or objects. LIDAR itself has not been a direct focus of the company until about 2017, at which point Ford's portfolio begins to include the term "LIDAR" more liberally, which possibly indicates Ford's expectation of LIDAR becoming the de facto standard for future autonomous vehicles in the company's vehicles.