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FCA and Waymo Partner on Test Fleet

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FCA delivers 100 unique Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Waymo for self-driving test fleet.

FCA has manufactured 100 unique Pacifica Hybrid minivans for Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project). The vehicles will be used to test self-driving technologies.

The vehicles are currently being outfitted 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. Waymo and FCA have also revealed the first images of the fully self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vehicle.

“The Pacifica Hybrid will be a great addition to our fully self-driving test fleet. FCA’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 John Krafcik, Chief Executive Officer, Waymo. “They’ve been great partners, and we look forward to continued teamwork with them as we move into 2017.”

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