More auto brands are throwing their hat into the growing arena of self-driving vehicles. FCA US LLC has now announced plans to do the same through a partnership with Mobileye and Intel.
So far, there aren’t a whole lot of details, though FCA US LLC confirmed that it will be providing technical resources, its own team of engineers, and vast geographic outreach. Mobileye will provide the hardware, while Intel will assist with microchip and software development.
This actually isn’t the brand’s first dive into the world of autonomous cars. It previously teamed with Google to work on a self-driving car project that involved an early concept using the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica as a prototype.
It should also be noted that the team is working on an autonomous car platform and not a specific vehicle. The platform then can be used on future models under the FCA US LLC umbrella, or even sold to other auto manufacturers. The goal is to create a level 3 up to a level 5 autonomous driving platform. Level 3 cars still rely on human navigation, level 4 depend on human control in only specific driving modes, and level 5 cars can completely operate on its own with zero human input.
Earlier this year, FCA US LLC also announced tentative plans for the Chrysler Portal, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show. The Chrysler Portal is an SUV with a futuristic box-shaped design and limited autonomous technology. It also utilized an electronic drivetrain with a range of up to 250 miles on a full charge.
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