Fiat Chrysler Automobiles design chief Ralph Gilles believes that automakers will have to collaborate with each other to create true automotive autonomy.
During a keynote speech at the Chicago Auto Show, Gilles said that many automakers are doing it alone when it comes to self-driving cars but believes brands will have to work together while also forcing infrastructural developments.
“Everybody’s out there trying to do it alone… but I think it’s going to require unforeseen collaboration. How can competitive industries join together … to get things done?” he asked.
Speaking more broadly about the technologies now being implemented in new vehicles, Gilles said that electrification has changed automotive design. Now, the wheels of a vehicle can be placed at the very corners due to the lack of traditional front-mounted combustion engines.
Gilles also asserted that advanced features like ultrasonic sensors, ultra-high-definition cameras and radar, now exclusive to luxury vehicles, will find their way into entry-level cars in the coming years, reports Automotive News.