Self-Driving Fiat Chrysler Vans to Deliver Your Packages Soon

Aurora partners with Fiat Chrysler over self-driving tech

Fiat Chrysler says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aurora, an autonomous vehicle company, to explore a potential partnership to develop self-driving commercial vehicles.

Their self-driving system, which is called the Aurora Driver, consists of hardware, software and data services that collectively enable Level 4 automation, which means vehicles are capable of navigating themselves without human intervention or oversight.

Sterling Anderson, Aurora's co-founder and chief product officer, added in a statement that they are thrilled to partner with FCA and "develop a meaningful business model for delivering the benefits of self-driving commercial vehicles". Neither company offered a time frame for when such vehicles would be on the road.

"As part of FCA's autonomous vehicle strategy, we will continue to work with strategic partners in this space to address the needs of consumers in a rapidly changing industry", FCA CEO Mike Manley Palo said.

The agreement, whose financial terms were not disclosed, underscores the heavy emphasis automakers are placing on self-driving cars for their future.


The partnership would not affect FCA's deal to provide hybrid Chrysler minivans to Waymo, the autonomous vehicle spinoff from Google.

Last week Fiat Chrysler's parent company ended talks with Groupe Renault for a proposed "merger-of-equals". The merger plans were also complicated by Renault's two-decade alliance with Nissan, which is also a Renault shareholder. Ford and Volkswagen are negotiating a plan to have the German company pool its autonomous efforts with Argo. Enthusiasm cooled after an Uber test vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian past year.

For the record, Aurora had secured $350 million by investors, including Amazon in February this year.

Aurora, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, has its own partnerships with leading automobile companies such as Volkswagen, Hyundai and the Chinese electric vehicle company named Byton.

Related News:

  • Bands Had No Idea That Their Music Was Destroyed in 2008 Fire

    Bands Had No Idea That Their Music Was Destroyed in 2008 Fire

    Variety reports that Universal Music Group is disputing the severity of the damage as detailed in the New York Times piece. The original recordings include some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century including Ray Charles , B.B.
    Footage indicates sophisticated attack on former Red Sox hero David Ortiz

    Footage indicates sophisticated attack on former Red Sox hero David Ortiz

    The director of the Dominican Republic's National Police has declined to provide a motive for the shooting of former Red Sox star. Among the suspects in custody is the alleged shooter, identified by authorities as Rolfy Ferreyra, aka Sandy.
    US  break record against Thailand

    US break record against Thailand

    Sweden face the hapless Thais next in Group F, while Chile are the next to face the United States firepower on Sunday. The USWNT finished with an incredible 39 shots, 10 corners, and 75 percent possession in the rout.
  • Rain hits MIS, could impact NASCAR race

    Rain hits MIS, could impact NASCAR race

    The race never began Sunday, and the postponement was announced after a delay of about 2½ hours from the scheduled start time. About an hour after it was supposed to start, the cars were on the track, and the beginning of the race appeared imminent.
    These are the Love Island rules Sherif could have broken

    These are the Love Island rules Sherif could have broken

    It should be noted that these are just the rules we know of and we are in no way accusing Sherif of any of these things. Sherif entered the villa with the rest of the original contestants on the show's first day last week.
    Marvel's Avengers Facts We Learned at E3 2019!

    Marvel's Avengers Facts We Learned at E3 2019!

    Square Enix finally unveiled Marvel's Avengers at E3 2019 to thunderous applause and a few skeptics still unconvinced. But when the celebration goes horribly wrong, the Avengers are blamed for the catastrophic accident and disband.
  • Chelsea's six-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge

    Chelsea's six-man shortlist to replace Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge

    Club legend Frank Lampard, Max Allegri and even Jose Mourinho are some possible replacement if Sarri quits. Meanwhile, Lampard's critics have stated his lack of managerial experience as grounds to look elsewhere.
    Joshua is finished, says Fury

    Joshua is finished, says Fury

    Britain's ex-world heavyweight champion Fury meets undefeated German Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas at about 04:00 BST on Sunday, live on BBC Radio 5 Live.
    USA  consumer prices edged up 0.1% in May

    USA consumer prices edged up 0.1% in May

    Core retail sales that exclude auto and gasoline sales are predicted to have accelerated from 0.1% to 0.4% m/m. Investors increasingly expect the Fed to cut rates amid signs the US and world economies are decelerating.
  • Fake video of Facebook boss won't be removed, says Instagram

    Fake video of Facebook boss won't be removed, says Instagram

    Upon closer examination, it was revealed that the video had been subtly altered to make Acosta's actions seem more exaggerated. The doctored clip was uploaded to Instagram - which is owned by Facebook - in a bid to test the company's moderation tools.
    Three's Launching 5G in August, Promises to be

    Three's Launching 5G in August, Promises to be "UK's Fastest 5G Network"

    While there is no fixed date for shutting down 3G, Ms Dona believes it will happen in the "next two to three years". Its home broadband service is launching in London in August but we still don't know how it will be priced.
    Ivan Golunov: Drug dealing charge against journalist dropped

    Ivan Golunov: Drug dealing charge against journalist dropped

    Mr Kolokoltsev said police officers involved in detaining Mr Golunov, 36, were being suspended as an investigation was launched. He was transferred to house arrest on Saturday following a public outpouring of support.


Most liked

Wendy Williams Has The Best Response To Her Rumored Boyfriend's Criminal Record
Kevin Hunter Jr. was charged with simple assault and was processed and released the same evening and was not taken to jail. Wendy and Kevin are in the middle of a tumultuous divorce, and he recently exited " The Wendy Williams Show ".

US Helicopter pilot dies following NY crash
The governor was quoted by local media as saying the helicopter appeared to have tried to make an emergency landing on the roof. The first firefighters were on the scene within five minutes, Thomas Richardson, FDNY chief of fire operations told reporters.

Renault warns alliance partner Nissan it will block governance reshuffle
But he also said Renault should focus on shoring up its relationship with Nissan before pursuing mergers with other firms. Renault is pushing for a full merger between the pair but there is deep scepticism of the plan at Nissan .

Trump flaunts 'secret' migration deal already revealed by Mexico
He continued to hammer the point that until recently there was no arrangement with Mexico . "You know I'll do it, I don't play games", he said .

TV licence fees for over-75s will be means-tested
The BBC was set to take on the financial burden of providing free licences for over-75s from the Government in 2020. The Government has been condemned following the BBC's decision to means-test licence fees for the elderly.

Gods and Monsters Release Date Revealed by Ubisoft
On your quest you will solve puzzles, explore dungeons, take on legendary quests, and battle mythological monsters. And that goes right down to the art style. "It's the story of the most courageous greek hero: you".

United Technologies, Raytheon plan merger to create defence, aerospace giant
United Technologies has a current market value of $114 billion while Raytheon's is about $52 billion. The company's board will have eight directors from United Technologies and seven from Raytheon.

Salesforce pays US$15.3 billion for data analysis platform Tableau Software
With Tableau, Salesforce will be able to help companies tap into data they have, make smarter decisions and boost innovation. In its last fiscal year ending January 31, Salesforce earned $1.43 per share on $13.28 billion in revenue.

Blaming the CIA: Unhappy with HBO's 'Chernobyl,' Russia plans its own series
The World Nuclear Association makes it clear that Chernobyl disaster was caused by a mix of faulty reactor design and human error. The limited series was shot on location in Ukraine and in a partly decommissioned nuclear power plant in Lithuania.

Tree symbolising Trump-Macron friendship has died
A diplomatic source told the news agency Agence France Presse that it had died during quarantine. The yellowed grass where a tree was planted by Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron .

Pilot killed in crash wasn't certified to fly in bad weather
The fire department later tweeted a photo of the helicopter's wreckage that showed piles of burned debris on the roof. Andrew Cuomo told reporters. "There is no danger of any kind to New Yorkers at this point".

Sudan talks to resume as opposition halts strikes
Hollywood star and activist George Clooney urged the worldwide community to take action against the generals behind the crackdown. The opposition Alliance for Freedom and Change issued a statement urging people to return to work on Wednesday.

Madison Bumgarner sounds close to a philosophical breakthrough
Sunday could be Madison Bumgarner's last game with the San Francisco Giants , and if it was, he went out with a bang. Bumgarner finished with seven strong innings, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out five.

Norway cruise to easy 3-0 win over Nigeria
The Swede who led the team to their ninth African title at Ghana last November said every game was now going to matter. The second game will be better than the first, we've learned so much from this first game and we'll come back.

David Ortiz back in Boston after being shot in Dominican bar
The motive was initially reported to be robbery, but security-camera footage from the lounge suggested a coordinated ambush. Dominican National Police spokesman Felix Duran Mejia said the incident occurred at the Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo.