Uber is the ideal ride-share program when you need a quick ride somewhere or if you’re out on the town with your friends. And now, a Fiat Chrysler and Uber partnership might very well be in the works.
Plans are just in the preliminary phase now, but Fiat Chrysler might soon be pairing with Uber Technologies Inc. to research self-driving cars.
Uber would benefit from this in many ways. First off, it would drastically lower costs for the company. It would also lower the risks of riding and working with people behind the wheel.
Meanwhile, Fiat has already teamed up with Google to develop 100 self-driving prototypes that are based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan. These vehicles will serve Google’s official start to its self-driving program.
Fiat isn’t the only automaker interested in partnering with ride-sharing and ride-hailing programs. Volkswagen invested in Gett, a taxi-ordering service that serves as one of Uber’s biggest rivals. General Motors also recently invested in Lyft Inc., another popular ride-sharing service.
If Fiat Chrysler and Uber pair up, it might only be a couple of years until your Uber driver is the car itself!