Google Car and Chrysler Have Teamed Up
In recent years, Google has been making noise with its newly developed Google Car. If you didn’t see the video where they put a blind man in one and let him drive around town, look it up. Before we get into the big news involving Chrysler, here’s a rundown of what we currently know about Google Cars.
A Google Car is a combination of many of the technologies popping up in new cars today, such as forward collision warning systems, automatic braking, automated-steering technology, and really intense GPS navigation system.
With the auto industry revolution started by these autonomous cars and a few other companies like Tesla, getting involved in the trend and tech is probably smart choice for any auto manufacturer. So we thought it was pretty cool when Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Google confirmed a partnership to implement Google Car technology into about 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans later this year.
Forget the fact that Google already has an existing fleet of Google Cars already being tested in several states (and possibly soon the UK), but the autonomous cars are going to breed with one of the car brands available at Aventura Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram — we’re so excited to see what they come up with — will a Jetson-style flying car be next?
In all of its time integrating with other technologies (laptops, smartphones, etc) the tech firm has only partnered up with a few automobile manufacturers. Now, the FCA has been added to the list. Google and FCA will be working together to integrate Google Car technology into Chrysler cars, and the engineering teams will be working out of Michigan to speed up design, testing, and manufacturing of autonomous Pacificas.
If the project is successful, Google may develop its own car brand, or at least implement the technology into future models of an already established auto brand. In case you haven’t seen Google Cars, think Smart Car. Quite possibly, one day the road may be filled with these, but instead of worrying about car crashes and human error, we just need to keep our cars maintained and go in for tune-ups. Maybe the next Chrysler model will be the “Chrysler Utopia”.