FCA Concern and Aurora startup team up to make stand-alone RAM Trucks pickupsJune 10, 2019
The Italian-American concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is cooperating with a supplier of autonomous systems – a startup Aurora Innovation in an attempt to develop and create a commercial vehicle with autonomous control.
According to representatives of the Italian-American concern FCA, in the framework of cooperation with the American startup Aurora Innovation, the possibilities of using autonomous systems Aurora in the lines of cars RAM and Fiat Professional will be explored.
Prototypes may appear over the next 3-5 years, reports the foreign publication Autonews Europe, whose journalists refer to reliable sources from one of the parties.
“As part of the FCA’s autonomous vehicle development strategy, we will continue to work with strategic partners to meet the needs of customers in a rapidly changing industry,” – said FCA CEO Mike Manley. “Aurora brings a unique combination of advanced skills and technologies that complement and improve our approach to self-driving.”
As for Fiat Chrysler, this collaboration is the first to help them directly incorporate autonomous technology into their models, although previous projects have already included the sale of Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans for use in Waymo self-propelled vehicle operations.
Aurora is a 2-year startup that was founded by three engineers who played a significant role in the development of self-driving technologies in Google, Tesla and Uber. Their new product is called Aurora Driver, and it has the capabilities of the autopilot 4th level – this means that no human intervention in the management of cars is not required.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that FCA was rejecting Renault’s proposal for a merger due to “political conditions” in France.
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