Google will add about 100 new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to their self-driving car program by the end of the year.
Google is collaborating with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for a design that allows for the Google autonomous driving equipment.
FCA will design the minivans to allow the self-driving systems to accomodate r self-driving software, and the sensors.
The minivan design allows Google to test a larger vehicle that is easier for passengers to enter and exit, particularly with features like hands-free sliding doors.
In the coming months, Google will collaborate closely with FCA engineers.
A Google announcement says that experience will help both teams better understand how to create a fully self-driving car that can take you from A to B with the touch of a button.
Google claims that collaborations is an important part of realizing the potential of self-driving technology to improve road safety and make transportation more accessible for millions of people.
Google and coalition have been pushing for self-driving cars without steering wheels, however, Consumer WatchDog and other safety groups believe it would not be safe.