Waymo Buys ‘Thousands’ More Chrysler Vans for Driverless Service

The car unit of Google’s parent has finalized a deal to purchase “thousands” more minivans from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV equipped for autonomous driving, according to a statement from the companies. It’s the third such deal between the Italian-American carmaker and the search giant: Waymo scored 100 Chrysler hybrid minivans in 2016 and another 500 last year.
Those are being used in 25 cities, including Phoenix, where Waymo is testing its vehicles with non-paying passengers. The companies declined to say exactly how many vehicles were involved in the purchase or the financial details.