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Google, Fiat Chrysler working on self-driving car deal: sources


New partnerships: Google has said that it does not want to build self-driving vehicles on its own and has explored alliances with auto companies, but none have been finalised. Among the models that Alphabet has been using in its self-driving project is the Lexus RX450h (pic), a hybrid sport utility vehicle, made by Toyota Motor Corp. — Reuters

New partnerships: Google has said that it does not want to build self-driving vehicles on its own and has explored alliances with auto companies, but none have been finalised. Among the models that Alphabet has been using in its self-driving project is the Lexus RX450h (pic), a hybrid sport utility vehicle, made by Toyota Motor Corp. — Reuters

DETROIT: Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV are close to agreeing on a partnership that could break boundaries between Silicon Valley and the auto industry in the race to develop self-driving cars, people familiar with the discussions said. 

The partnership could be announced soon, three people familiar with the situation told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private. The talks were first reported April 28 by the blog AutoExtremist.com. 

   

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