Silicon Valley self-driving startup to partner with Fiat Chrysler in developing autonomous vehicles

Source: Xinhua| 2019-06-10 17:45:22|Editor: ZX
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora said Sunday it is cooperating with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to deploy autonomous technology on commercial vehicles.

Aurora, a two-year startup based in Palo Alto, California, confirmed the signing of an accord with FCA to forge a powerful partnership on the development of self-driving commercial vehicles.

Aurora will integrate its self-driving system, the Aurora Driver, into FCA's commercial vehicle lines in the United States. The Silicon Valley startup's solutions include the supply of computers, sensors, software and data services for FCA vehicles.

"As part of FCA's autonomous vehicle strategy, we will continue to work with strategic partners in this space to address the needs of consumers in a rapidly changing industry," said FCA CEO Mike Manley.

"Aurora brings a unique skillset combined with advanced and purposeful technology that complements and enhances our philosophy on self-driving," he added.

Aurora said its Aurora Driver technology has been integrated into six vehicle platforms from sedans, SUVs, minivans to large commercial vehicles and trucks.

Both FCA and Aurora did not disclose financial terms of the deal, nor the date and number of self-driving vehicles to be developed from the project.

Aurora, which has completed a 530 million-U.S.-dollar funding round in February that included investment from Amazon, has struck deals with Volkswagen AG, Hyundai Motor Co, and China's e-vehicle maker Byton to develop self-driving technology for automakers.