Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, apparently plans to start a ride-sharing service using Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NA’s minivans as part of a reorganization of the tech company’s automotive unit, new reports suggest.
The ride-sharing initiative would signal a deepening of the relationship that was launched last spring, Google will deploy a semi-autonomous version of the Chrysler Pacifica minivan that it’s developing with FCA for a new service as early as the end of 2017. Both Alphabet and Fiat Chrysler declined to comment on their plans, according to Bloomberg.
Developing ride-sharing services has become a priority for automakers during the past couple of years. (more…)