Voyage, Fiat Chrysler partner to deliver fully driverless vehicles

The startup is integrating its self-driving technology into a purpose-built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

May 12, 2020
Voyage Fiat Chrysler self-driving vehicle
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Self-driving vehicle startup Voyage has teamed up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to accelerate the startup's deployment of fully driverless cars.

The company said in a blog post that it has integrated its self-driving technology into a purpose-built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, developed specifically by FCA for the integration of automated technology. 

This partnership connects Voyage’s self-driving technology with FCA’s deep expertise in building vehicles to launch truly driverless transportation services, according to Voyage. As part of this collaboration, Voyage and FCA will jointly adapt and validate the connections between the self-driving software, sensors, and embedded systems.

Voyage says it has been developing its technology on the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid platform for some time.

"It’s a truly great platform for several reasons, from being accessible to meet the needs of our riders, allowing for multiple passengers, and having a high-voltage battery for its hybrid system," Oliver Cameron, Co-Founder & CEO at Voyage, wrote in a blog post. "This new partnership delivers on AV-specific design requirements, such as safety-critical steering and braking systems, as well as fail-safe power systems to run the sensors and software."

By integrating its self-driving technology with FCA’s AV-Ready Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Voyage says it has all the pieces in place to deliver on the promise of self-driving cars. The company says it will begin with communities in California and Florida and will expand service from there.


SOURCE: Voyage