Google And Fiat Chrysler Join Forces To Make Self-Driving Minivans
This is Google's first major partnership with an automaker, and Fiat Chrysler's first dive into autonomous technology.By Ben Lawson | May 4, 2016
Google is partnering with Fiat Chrysler to put a fleet of self-driving minivans on the road.
The plan is to modify 100 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans with Google's self-driving technology. Right now, it appears the two companies are only readying the cars for testing, not for widespread consumer use just yet.
This marks Google's first major partnership with an automaker. Along with its own prototype vehicle, the company has tested its technology in a modified Lexus RX and a Toyota Prius, but that was done without the assistance of the manufacturer.