HAs we have shown in recent months, it is increasingly common to form alliances between two or more companies to share product and technology development, especially with the future of the industry: electrification, connectivity and autonomous
After the failure of a merger between the FCA Group and Renault, the Italian-American consortium returned to the news with an agreement, in this case signed between its US counterpart and the United States. There. Division and Aurora, a company specialized in technology for the development of autonomous utilities.
By this Alliance, FCA will include the Aurora Driver Technology – a level 4 autopilot platform (which does not require driver interviews) that includes hardware, software and data management services for vehicles that use it safely and globally. Its business vehicles, aiming above all at distribution and logistics tasks of online purchases. For its part, Aurora can use the experience of FCA in the design and production of utilities, as well as its relationship with suppliers, dealers and customers.
In this regard, Mike Manley, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, says: As part of the Autonomous Vehicle Strategy, we will continue to work with strategic partners to meet customer needs in a fast-changing industry. Autonomous management ".
Sterling Anderson, Co-founder and Product Manager of Aurora, also expressed satisfaction with the agreement: "We are delighted to forge an Alliance with FCA to develop a significant business model to spread the benefits of autonomous commercial vehicles" Remarked.