Fiat Chrysler Teaming with BMW and Intel for Autonomous Vehicles

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    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is teaming up with BMW and Intel to develop an autonomous-driving system.

    The companies say the system will be used by automakers worldwide to run self-driving vehicles. It will be flexible so automakers can keep their unique brand identities.

    The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions and partnerships announced by auto and technology companies as they race to deploy self-driving vehicles.

    Fiat Chrysler also has a partnership to provide vehicles and install technology developed by Waymo, Google’s autonomous car unit. A Fiat Chrysler spokeswoman says the partnership will continue.

    Computer chip maker Intel recently acquired Israel’s Mobileye, a leader in software that integrates autonomous car sensors. BMW, Intel and Mobileye announced an autonomous vehicle partnership in 2016.

    Financial details of the FCA-Intel-BMW deal weren’t disclosed.


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