Fiat Chrysler teams up with Google, Samsung to launch global connected vehicle ‘ecosystem’

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is launching a new global architecture for its connected vehicle services.

The company plans to partner with Samsung’s Harman and Google’s Android platform in a system launching in the second half of this year. By 2022, all new FCA vehicles worldwide will be connected through what the company is calling its global connected vehicle ecosystem, according to a news release.

Currently, about 40% of FCA’s fleet in the United States and Canada is connected, said Ariel Gavilan, a company spokesman.

Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

“In collaboration with Harman-Samsung and Google, we have developed a flexible, easy-to-use and connected ‘ecosystem’ that not only deploys today’s technology, but is also ready to integrate upcoming innovations,” Harald Wester, FCA’s chief technical officer, said in the release.