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    Rumorpile: Google and FCA To Begin An Autonomous Ride Sharing Service

      Coming soon, an autonomous ride-sharing service using Chrysler Pacificas?

    Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles made waves earlier this year when it was announced the two would build 100 autonomous prototypes based on the all new Pacifica Plug-In Hybrid. Now the two could be working together on a ride-sharing service using autonomous vehicles.

    Bloomberg has learned from sources that Google will deploy a semi-autonomous vehicle, most likely the Pacifica possibly towards the end of 2017 for this new service. The sources go on to say that Google will need more than 100 vehicles that FCA agreed to in their original deal.

    This comes on the heels of Google's announcement today that it will be spinning off their autonomous vehicle project into a new holding company called Waymo. During the press conference, CEO John Krafcik said the goal of this new company isn't to make better cars but “making better drivers."

    "We've completed the first versions of these cars and will get them on the road in the near future," said Krafcik when asked about the Pacificas.

    “FCA has been a wonderful partner.”

    Source: Bloomberg
    Pic Credit: William Maley for Cheers & Gears

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