Fiat Chrysler taps Google and Samsung to connect vehicles

Fiat Chrysler said on Tuesday it will use technology from Alphabet Inc’s Google and Samsung to connect all its vehicles by 2022.
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Fiat Chrysler aims at providing music and video and facilitating future car-sharing and self-driving capabilities.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will use Google’s Android operating system globally instead of a mixture of software that varies by region.

The automaker will also use a cloud-based digital platform from Samsung Electronics’s Harman unit.

General Motors and Ford Motor have made huge investment on developing self-driving vehicle technology.

Fiat Chrysler did not spend on self-driving vehicle technology, saving the company large amounts of money, but makes it reliant on outside parties to provide technology and systems, Reuters reported.

Fiat Chrysler said it will launch the new capabilities in the second half of 2019. The company said the system will aid 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.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in February 2019 said it will spend $4.5 billion for building a new plant in Michigan and extending two others to produce future Jeep models, Financial Times reported.

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