The Tech Giant Google’s self-driving car firm, Waymo, has unveiled Its first new fully autonomous car, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in association with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
The uninitiated Waymo, has been renamed last week, which was earlier renowned as the Google self-driving car project. FCA announced in an official release that the 100 Pacifica Hybrid – built for autonomy has been completed, to add to the Waymo self-driving car company. Apart from this, Waymo’s tech department has developed aa purpose-built computer, a suite of sensors and telematics, which will be added to the Waymo’s self-driving fleet in the early next year.
John Krafcik, chief executive officer, Waymo, said, “The Pacifica Hybrid will be a great addition to our fully self-driving test fleet. FCA’s product development and manufacturing teams have been agile partners, enabling us to go from program kickoff to full vehicle assembly in just six months.”
FCA’s head honcho Sergio Marchionne commented, “Our partnership with Waymo enables FCA to directly address the opportunities and challenges the automotive industry faces as we quickly approach a future where fully self-driving vehicles are very much a part of our daily lives.”
Purposely manufactured 100 Waymo-FCA Pacifica Hybrids has received modifications on their electrical, powertrain, chassis and structural systems end. The Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has been tested at various places to check its reliability, places include FCA’s Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan, Arizona Proving Grounds, as well as Waymo test sites in California.