FCA and Google to Integrate Self-Driving Technology into Pacifica Hybrid Minivan


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If you have been fantasizing about a fully autonomous vehicle, you may not have to daydream too much longer. In fact, the Google Self-Driving Project and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are launching a first-of-its-kind partnership to create a fleet of fully autonomous Chrysler minivans.

"The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be used later this year for Google’s self-driving testing, more than doubling Google’s current fleet of self-driving test vehicles," announced FCA in a press release. "Engineering responsibilities will be shared based on each company’s respective expertise. FCA will initially design and engineer around 100 vehicles uniquely built for Google’s self-driving technology. Google will integrate the suite of sensors and computers that the vehicles will rely on to navigate roads autonomously."

The concept of a self-driving vehicle is very appealing as it could improve safety, decrease traffic congestion, increase highway capacity, and so much more.

We can't wait to see what comes of this partnership. While you wait, explore our new inventory and come take the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica for a test drive.

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