Self-driving startup Aurora has announced that it will collaborate with the FCA Group on autonomous vehicles.
The investment will allow global automotive partners to build Aurora-Driver-compatible vehicles at scale. The company is already backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon.
Currently, Aurora’s autonomous ‘Driver’ technology has been integrated into six vehicle platforms — from sedans, SUVs, and minivans, to a large commercial vehicle and a class 8 truck.
“As part of FCA’s autonomous vehicle strategy we will continue to work with strategic partners in this space to address the needs of consumers in a rapidly changing industry,” said Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. “Aurora brings a unique skillset combined with advanced and purposeful technology that complements and enhances our philosophy on self-driving.”
Partnering with FCA will enable Aurora to continue to expand its strengths, capabilities, and resources as it works to deliver the benefits of self-driving through the transportation ecosystem.