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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has chosen HARMAN (Samsung) and Google technologies to deliver what it calls ‘a new global connected vehicle ecosystem’. HARMAN’s cloud-based system will offer assistance to owners by predicting maintenance needs, locating fuel and charging stations, receiving traffic prompts and restaurant offers and providing live customer-care assistance at the push of the button.

On-board, Google’s Android platform will offer new capabilities in autonomous driving initiatives, electrification and connected services.

“By selecting industry leaders such as Samsung and Google, we are making an efficient and responsible utilization of capital to provide advanced technological solutions to our customers worldwide,” says Harald Wester, Chief Technical Officer, FCA

Dinesh Paliwal, President and CEO HARMAN adds: “We are thrilled to partner with FCA on building their global ecosystem. With these new technologies, HARMAN and Samsung offer a whole new level of customized and personalized services benefitting OEMs like FCA, consumers and enterprises in the growing car share industry in an unprecedented way.”

FCA’s rollout will begin in phases across global regions during the second half of 2019, and all new FCA vehicles will be connected by 2022.

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