Fiat Chrysler Teams Up With Self-Driving Tech Startup Aurora To Get Robo-Trucks On The Road

Days after abandoning merger talks with France’s Renault, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is shifting its focus to a new partnership: teaming up with Silicon Valley tech startup Aurora to get robotic commercial vehicles on the road as soon as possible.

The companies said they signed a memorandum of understanding in which Aurora, led by three stars of autonomous tech R&D, will supply its self-driving platform to FCA, including computers, sensors, software and data services to enable vehicles to drive themselves safely. The partnership is focused on FCA’s line of commercial vehicles, including Ram and Fiat Professional models, intending to leverage its experience designing and building them, as well as its extensive base of suppliers and customers.