Aurora teams up with Fiat Chrysler on self-driving technology

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Aurora teams up with Fiat Chrysler on self-driving technology

On Sunday, the 9th of June 2019, autonomous car software start-up Aurora, headquartered in Palo Alto, had issued a statement saying that the California-based company would team up with the Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler in order to develop self-driving software platform for commercial vehicles, remaking a latest augmentation of an automaker with a fast-growing Silicon Valley startup.

In a brief statement, made public on Sunday (June 9th), the self-driving startup, Aurora said following its advanced stage tie-up talks with Fiat Chrysler, “The deal with one of the Big Three will expand Aurora’s scope, allowing us to offer a variety of solutions to strategic customers in logistics, transit and other use cases,” however, the Aurora officials did not disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

In point of fact, aside from Fiat Chrysler, Aurora has already partnered up with the best-selling automaker in 2018, Germany’s Volkswagen AG, South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co., and China’s Byton, in order to develop and probe autonomous driving systems alongside wide-ranging applications for the automakers, fleet owners and others.

None the less, the Italian-American carmaker had already an existing tie-up with Google-owner Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo’s self-driving unit, supplying Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid driverless minivans, which is currently under operation in the US state of Arizona.