Fiat Chrysler, Google’s Waymo Debut Driverless Minivans

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has completed building 100 minivans that are being outfitted with autonomous vehicle equipment from Google’s self-driving car project, now known as Waymo.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids recently were completed at the automaker’s Windsor Assembly Plant. They are now in the process of being retrofitted with Waymo’s fully self-driving technology, including a purpose-built computer and a suite of sensors, telematics and other systems, and will join Waymo’s self-driving test fleet in early 2017.

“The Pacifica Hybrid will be a great addition to our fully self-driving test fleet. Fiat Chrysler’s product development and manufacturing teams have been agile partners, enabling us to go from program kickoff to full vehicle assembly in just six months,” said Waymo CEO John Krafcik in an announcement Monday that included the first photos of the vehicles.
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