FCA picks Google and Samsung for global connected-car system
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will use technology from Google and Samsung to connect all its vehicles by 2022, providing music and video and facilitating future car-sharing and self-driving capabilities.
FCA will use Google's Android operating system globally instead of a mixture of software that varies by region, a spokesman said. The automaker will also use a cloud-based digital platform from Samsung's Harman unit.
The company said it will launch the new capabilities in the second half of 2019. FCA said «The system will aid owners by predicting maintenance needs, locating fuel and charging stations, receiving traffic prompts and restaurant offers and providing "live" customer-care assistance at the push of the button».