American start-up called Voyage has made a deal for using the Chrysler Pacifica model as the basis for its robotaxis.
For Fiat Chrysler, the decision to prepare a minivan model for the installation of robot car technology is paying off more and more. The next provider, the US start-up Voyage, will use the Chrysler Pacifica for its robotaxis. They will initially be used in the senior housing estates in Florida and California, where Voyage is already on the move, as co-founder and boss Oliver Cameron announced on Monday.
The Pacifica minivans already form the basis of the robot car fleet of the Google sister company Waymo. And the robot taxi company NuTonomy, which belongs to the auto parts supplier Aptiv, also chose it last year. With experience from the Waymo cooperation, Fiat Chrysler had developed a Pacifica version in which various developers can incorporate their technology for autonomous driving.