Showing posts with label self-driving vehicle technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label self-driving vehicle technology. Show all posts

Friday, 17 June 2016

Google to Enter into One-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration with Fiat Chrysler to Build 100 Driverless Cars

Google’s most-sought after search for finding an automaker partner to expand its existing self-driving test program has finally ended. The technology giant’s self-driving technology will be integrated into Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans; the new self-driving cars will not be any car but minivan. Google announced this week that it has inked a deal with the Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler to build as many as 100 driverless Pacifica minivans. We will be seeing first ones to hit the road as early as this year end. 

The Google Self-Driving Car Project and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently announced that they intend to integrate Google's self-driving technology into all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans; the collaboration is considered as first-of-its-kind, since it is the first time Google has worked in direct association with an automobile maker to integrate its self-driving technology—including sensors and software—into the making of a passenger vehicle. Speculations over the concluded deal has already surfaced last month.