Self-driving cars used to be a concept reserved for science-fiction novels, however, in 2017, this idea could very well become a reality. Keeping up with rapidly changing automotive technology, FCA US LLC has taken a key step in the world of self-driving cars. Read here and your favorite Rome, GA Chrysler dealership, University Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Rome, will get you up to speed.

Just announced recently, FCA US LLC is teaming up with BMW, Intel, and a number of other big names in the tech and automotive industries to work on self-driving car technology. This awesome collaboration is allowing many different companies to bring their own unique attributes to the table in the hopes of accomplishing something great.

The initial goal is for the alliance to have 40 autonomous test vehicles on the road by the end of this year. Overall, they’d like to have fully self-driving models in production by 2021. All parties are extremely excited about this goal and we, as Chrysler dealers, are simply thrilled, too.

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

“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,” Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in a statement.

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