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Fiat joins self-driving club

Fiat Chrylser has announced it is joining an autonomous driving initiative led by BMW and Intel.

The growing alliance brings together stakeholders united by their ambitions to accelerate the delivery of self-driving vehicles to the market. By pooling expertise the aim is to realise the future of transportation as quickly as possible.

“In order to advance autonomous driving technology, it is vital to form partnerships among automakers, technology providers and suppliers,” said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne. “Joining this cooperation will enable FCA to directly benefit from the synergies and economies of scale that are possible when companies come together with a common vision and objective.”

Mobileye, an Intel company, is another member of the car club. It develops navigational platforms, using machine learning, to enhance the safety of autonomous cars.

Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, added: “The future of transportation relies on auto and tech industry leaders working together to develop a scalable architecture that automakers around the globe can adopt and customize. We’re thrilled to welcome FCA’s contribution, bringing us a step closer to delivering the world’s safest autonomous vehicles.”

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