More information in regards to Fiat Chrysler’s rumored partnership with Google on its self-driving car project has surfaced, with Bloomberg reporting the two entities are working together on self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans.
According to Bloomberg’s anonymous sources, FCA will equip the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with Google Alphabet self-driving technology as early as this year. The sources also said an official deal between Google and FCA could be reached Tuesday, however its not clear when an announcement might be made.
Partnering with Google, who has already logged more than 1.4 million test miles on its own autonomous prototypes, puts FCA on the self-driving technology fast track. Other automakers are working on self-driving technology of their own, however FCA has said in the past it would join tech companies like Google and Apple in their effort to break into the transportation industry rather than try to beat them.
For Google, the partnership gives them access to mass produced vehicle designed to ferry around up to eight passengers, a huge step in the right direction as they attempt to implement autonomous transport solutions.