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Self Driving Cars: FCA Delivers 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans To Waymo

2017-01-05

Under this collaboration, engineers and professionals from FCA and Waymo worked together to ensure that Waymo’s self driving system is integrated to the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.

Google’s self-driving car project Waymo and Fiat Crysler Automobiles (FCA) announced in December last year that the production of 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans has been completed. The minivans have been specifically built to enable self-driving operations for the driverless cars, according to reports.

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According to an exclusive report on Electric Cars Report, the autonomous vehicles are equipped with Waymo’s self-driving technology that also includes a set of sensors, purpose-built computer, telematics and other systems. These 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans will be added to Waymo’s self-driving fleet early this year.

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Under this collaboration, engineers and professionals from FCA and Waymo worked together to ensure that Waymo’s self driving system is integrated to the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. The minivan’s powertrain, chassis, electrical and structural systems were tweaked to integrate Waymo’s fully self-driving technology into Pacifia Hybrid minivans.

To accelerate the entire project, professionals from Waymo and FCA worked at a facility located in southeatern Michigan. The FAC minivans equipped with Waymo’s fully self driving technology were tested extensively at FCA’s Chelsea Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan and Arizona Proving Grounds in Yucca, Arizona. Besides that, it was also tested Waymo’s test sites located in California.

News and Image Source: Electric Cars Report

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