Perhaps more than any other company, Google has committed an astounding amount of research toward autonomous driving. The tech company has been in the business for a while and has made extraordinary inroads in making a truly driverless car a reality.
Fiat Chrysler, like many other automakers, is working to introduce stable and truly helpful autonomous technology into their lineup. To that end, the brand has teamed up with a certain technology company to make 100 driverless Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans.
When faced with making a driverless minivan, you can imagine the decision makers at Chrysler asking themselves, “Why reinvent the wheel? Let’s call Google!”
The division of labor is rather simple. Chrysler will design the minivans so that it can easily accommodate the computers and sensors of Google’s self-driving system. In turn, Google will install its technology and ensure that the software works just like it’s supposed to.
The partnership between Chrysler and Google is the first time that the tech giant has teamed up with an automaker to install its technology.