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• Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) and Alphabet's (GOOG, GOOGL)*Google plan to build 100 Pacific minivans together as part of a partnership between the two companies.
• Google will take deliver of 100 slightly-tweaked 2017 Pacificas to make the necessary autonomous driving installations.
• John Krafcik, an automobile industry heavyweight now at Google, says partnerships with other manufacturers are still part of the tech company's future strategy.
• Previously: Google and Fiat Chrysler talk car project (April 28
 

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A standardized turn key autonomous driving solution that is designed to be adaptable to different car manufacturers is a great business model rather than each car maker coming up with their own solution.

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I was waiting for someone to start working with Google for autonomous driving, they are way ahead of most in terms of test miles. I love that Fiat is doing this with the plug-in hybrid Pacifica.
 

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• Google's (GOOG -0.9%, GOOGL -0.9%) CEO of autonomous cars says there's no plans to expand a partnership with Fiat Chrysler (FCAU -3.3%) on building such a car for market.
• "This is just FCA and Google building 100 cars together," John Krafcik said at an energy conference in Washington.
• The two companies described a partnership early this month where the two would build 100 Pacific minivans, but each firm said the deal wasn't exclusive and that they could seek out other partners.
• Those vehicles weren't designed for sale, and Google said it wasn't sharing proprietary info with Fiat Chrysler, but FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne had suggested the deal could evolve into something stronger.
• There's no timetable for marketing the cars, Krafcik says, but: "We have a responsibility to get this out there as soon as we can and really as soon as we have data that says we're better than the current system of flawed human drivers ... As soon as we're better, we should push the button and go."
 
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