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Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless cars

PARIS: Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday said it was joining a BMW-led group to develop fully self-driving vehicles, the latest tie-up in an industry racing to get ready for the cars of the future. German luxury car maker BMW began working on the project with US computer chip giant Intel and the Israeli tech firm Mobileye last year. The group aims to have their first fully automated cars in production by 2021. German car parts supplier Continental and UK-based auto-equipment maker Delphi have also…

US charges Fiat Chrysler

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday charged Fiat Chrysler with using software on its trucks to evade emissions standards on about 104,000 vehicles. Shares in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles skidded more than 15 percent on the Milan Stock Exchange  as officials in the United States accused it of cheating on diesel emission rules. The stock was repeatedly suspended from trading on the Milan bourse after it shed by as much as 16 percent. Just before 1600 GMT it was showing a loss of 15.7 percent at 8.83 euros. On Wall…

Fiat avoids Trump wrath, but Mexico imports coming soon

DETROIT: Fiat Chrysler so far has escaped the wrath of President-elect Donald Trump's Twitter feed, but the automaker is due to start importing models from Mexico as soon as this month. Fiat Chrysler shifted production of the new Jeep Compass to Mexico so it could build another vehicle in the Illinois plant outside of Chicago, where the Compass was produced until last month. The move was part of the overall effort to boost production for its popular Jeep brand, according to the company's executives. So far FCA has…

Fiat Chrysler, Google bring Android in a car

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google are in collaboration regarding the next-generation connected car systems enabled by Android, the world’s most popular open-source operating system.  In his regard, both have demonstrated a seamless integration of the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch connected vehicle system featuring Android, the world’s most popular open-source operating system. The collaboration focuses on the next generation of connected car systems using the Android open-source platform. Android offers automakers…

Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online

LOS ANGELES: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said it has teamed up with U.S. internet giant Amazon to start selling cars online offering an additional discount. Initially only Italian buyers will be able to purchase their cars with a simple click online and the offers on Amazon.it will be limited to three models - the 500, the Panda and the 500L. FCA said the choice was deliberate because the Panda is Italy's biggest selling car, while buyers of the 500 and its larger 500L version embody the young and adventurous…

Fast cars and fancy SUVs at the Los Angeles auto show 

LOS ANGELES: From Nissan's "Star Wars" model, to Alfa Romeo sedan, lots of fast cars and a flock of SUVs: fun and fantasy collide at the Los Angeles auto show opening Friday. An SUV, high-tech sedan at Alfa Romeo The new Giulia was presented by Alfa Romeo boss Reid Bigland as "the quickest, technologically advanced four-door sedan in the world." READ MORE: Electric Jaguar SUV highlights auto industry’s cross currents Bigland told a crowd during the press preview at AutoMobility LA the Giulia was sort of…