Fiat Chrysler will launch a drone taxi service by mid 2020

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced that, together with the AUTOX startup plans to bring unmanned taxis on the roads of large Chinese cities.

The artificial intelligence system developed by Autox will be installed on Chrysler Pacificas cars. Startup adapted local driving styles for navigation in complex and dynamic urban conditions.

According to partners, robotaxix services can be launched in cities such as Shenzhen and Shanghai, already in the first half of 2020.

In recent years, Fiat Chrysler has noticeably lagging behind its main competitors in the field of electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. However, cooperation with Waymo, Foxconn and Autox should change the situation and help the automaker, at least reduce the break.

Nevertheless, FCA will face serious competition in the Chinese market, where since 2017 the authorities have been allowed to carry out open tests of unmanned vehicles on public roads and companies such as Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent are actively developing their own platforms.

Autonomous control systems are quickly improved and recently unmanned truck for the first time.

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