According to a report by Bloomberg, Google is ready to continue on its path with an autonomous vehicle. The company has been testing out self-driving cars for quite awhile, but this would be Google’s first partnership with a major automaker since the start of the project back in 2014.
The self-driving car will be based on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and will also be available as a plug-in hybrid which is already a first for Chrysler’s minivan history. The report states that the two companies would be developing “several dozen” of these vehicles and could be on the road as early as this year.
The deal has yet to be signed between Fiat Chrysler and Google, but it could be signed as early as today, which would allow the two companies to get to work on these minivans immediately. Autonomous cars seem to be the wave of the immediate future, and while we haven’t yet achieved a Jetsons-like future with hovering cars yet, it’s still an exciting time to see this sort of technology developed and put to use.