Google and Fiat collaborate to make self-driving minivans
Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have reached an agreement to collaborate incorporating the self-driving car technology into 100 Pacifica minivans. According to a story posted recently by USA Today the vehicles will be used to turbocharge Google’s 7-year-old autonomous car program. For FCA, the agreement provides a technological crash course in what it takes to transform a standard vehicle into an autonomous one.
Google and other tech companies “are not my enemy, these are people who will help us shape the next phase of the automotive industry,” FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. FCA shares gained 3% to $8.20 after USA TODAY reported on the deal late Tuesday.
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