The Chrysler Pacifica 2017 will be used as a base by Google and FCA.
we All know of the advances that Google is getting into the field of autonomous cars. Since several years ago, the internet giant is working on an ambitious project for the creation of a car completely autonomous. If well, today we bring to you an important agreement for the future of the automotive sector in this field. And is that Google has signed its first agreement in direct collaboration with an automotive manufacturer.
More specifically, Google has signed an agreement with FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) for the construction of a prototype of an autonomous car using as a basis a Chrysler Pacifica 2017. Google has confirmed that they plan to double their fleet of vehicles with more than 100 units of the Chrysler Pacifica 2017 mechanics a hybrid. The first will come to the end of the year.
Both companies have shared responsibilities of engineering with the basis of their respective knowledge harvested in the field of development of various technologies and systems of driving autonomously. For his part, FCA you will have to adapt the above-mentioned units of the Chrysler Pacifica so that you can equip the different driving systems autonomous, developed by Google. Sensors, software and other items for which the driving systems autonomous can function.
The Chrysler Pacifica 2017 will be equipped with numerous technologies and systems of driving autonomously.
Google has said in a press release that they expect to benefit positively from the experience of working with engineers from FCA:
In the coming months our team will work closely with the engineers of FCA. This experience will help both teams to improve in the field of the creation of a car to be completely autonomous so that you can get from point a To B without the need to intervene during the journey.
For his part, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA, commented the following about this important agreement:
Working with Google will provide FCA the opportunity to partner with one of the great technology companies of the world and be able to accelerate our pace of innovation in the automotive industry. The experience of both companies will be critical to achieving solutions to the main problems presented by currently the systems and technologies for driving autonomous.
Very soon, Google will expand its program of testing of autonomous cars to a total of four cities of the united States. Initially, these Chrysler Pacifica self-employed will be tested on tracks private Google in California before leaving to open roads to cope with real traffic.