Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US) has signed a memorandum of understanding with self-driving technology firm Aurora for a partnership to develop and deploy autonomous commercial vehicles.
The proposed partnership would see FCA and Aurora integrate the Aurora Driver self-driving platform into FCA commercial vehicle lines. The platform comprises hardware, software and data services to guide vehicles at level 4 autonomy. By integrating the Aurora Driver into commercial vehicles, the partners believe they can better meet the needs of commercial vehicle customers.
“As part of FCA’s autonomous vehicle strategy, we will continue to work with strategic partners to address the needs of customers in a rapidly changing industry,” said Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
“Aurora brings a unique skillset combined with advanced and purposeful technology that complements and enhances our approach to self-driving.”
Aurora Co-founder and Chief Product Officer Sterling Anderson said: “We are thrilled to forge a partnership with FCA US to develop a meaningful business model for delivering the benefits of self-driving commercial vehicles.”