mitchev
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Google will use the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid for self-driving project

Tue May 17, 2016 4:02 am

Google (now called Alphabet) is expanding it's self driving car program and will be using the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan, and Fiat Chrysler engineers will work with Google to install the autonomous technology.

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Both companies will co-locate part of their engineering teams at a facility in southeastern Michigan to accelerate the design, testing and manufacturing of the self-driving Chrysler Pacifica.

“FCA has a nimble and experienced engineering team and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is well-suited for Google’s self-driving technology,” said John Krafcik, Chief Executive Officer, Google Self-Driving Car Project. “The opportunity to work closely with FCA engineers will accelerate our efforts to develop a fully self-driving car that will make our roads safer and bring everyday destinations within reach for those who cannot drive.”

Self-driving cars have the potential to prevent some of the 33,000 deaths that occur each year on U.S. roads, 94 percent of which are caused by human error. This collaboration will help FCA and Google better understand what it will take to bring self-driving cars into the world.

“Working with Google provides an opportunity for FCA to partner with one of the world’s leading technology companies to accelerate the pace of innovation in the automotive industry,” said Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer, FCA. “The experience both companies gain will be fundamental to delivering automotive technology solutions that ultimately have far-reaching consumer benefits.”

Google’s self-driving cars are currently being tested in four U.S. cities. The self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be tested by Google’s self-driving car team on its private test track in California prior to operating on public roads.


Full press release at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles:
http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsre ... 89&mid=722

Daniel01
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Re: Google will use the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid for self-driving project

Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:01 pm

This looks really promising. Chrysler Pacifica minivan is awesome and I particularly like the EV version.

theflash
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Re: Google will use the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid for self-driving project

Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:30 pm

A lot is riding on Chrysler Pacifica. There hasn't been great any minivan for ages.

beesinyourbonnet
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Re: Google will use the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid for self-driving project

Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:29 pm

How advanced is the self-driving tech? Is it really safe to use?

voltage
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Re: Google will use the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid for self-driving project

Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:22 am

There is a lot riding on the Chrysler Pacifica it really needs to make its name again as the one and only greatest minivan LOL


jimmyjon
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Re: Google will use the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid for self-driving project

Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:27 am

Daniel01 wrote:This looks really promising. Chrysler Pacifica minivan is awesome and I particularly like the EV version.


They are talking about a 100% ev so maybe that is coming:)

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