FCA/Waymo Partnership Expands

FCA US has announced a deal to add as many as 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to Waymo’s self-driving fleet. This builds upon a previous commitment, announced in January, to deliver thousands of vehicles to Waymo’s driverless ride-hailing service. Vehicle delivery is expected to begin in late 2018.

The FCA and Waymo partnership dates back to 2016.

The two companies also have announced that they are beginning discussions about the use of Waymo self-driving technology — including potentially through licensing — in an FCA-manufactured vehicle available to retail customers.