FCA Joins BMW, Intel And Mobileye To Develop Autonomous Systems

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will join BMW, Intel and Mobileye to further develop a state-of-the-art autonomous driving platform.

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have been working together on self-driving systems for quite some time and are now set to benefit from the economies of scale provided by FCA’s involvement. The news was confirmed shortly after a memorandum of understanding was signed between the parties.

Speaking about the deal, FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne said “In order to advance autonomous driving technology, it is vital to form partnerships among automakers, technology providers and suppliers.

“Joining this cooperation will enable FCA to directly benefit from the synergies and economies of scale that are possible when companies come together with a common vision and objective.”

Since BMW, Intel and Mobileye banded together in July 2016, the firms have started designing and developing a scalable architecture capable of supporting level 4 and 5 autonomous driving by 2021.

According to Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich, “The future of transportation relies on auto and tech industry leaders working together to develop a scalable architecture that automakers around the globe can adopt and customize.

“We’re thrilled to welcome FCA’s contribution, bringing us a step closer to delivering the world’s safest autonomous vehicles,” he said.

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  • gary4205

    What a waste of time and money.

    How about a new platform for Charger, Challenger, and 300?

    Dodge should have used the truck platform to build Tahoe and Suburban sized SUV’s 15-20 years ago! Ramchargers have a cult like following almost as strong as the old Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which bring stupid money on the used car market. Restored ones sell for almost twice than what they cost new!

    A new Tahoe sized Ramcharger would be like having a license to print money!

    Someone.needs to buy FCA and put the great Sergio out to pasture!

    • Nordschleife

      I didn’t think they had money to invest into this.

    • Status

      Automakers don’t care about the used market, and they also don’t care about what you bought 30 years ago and how much of an emotional investment you have. Grow up, or roll over.

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