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Fiat Chrysler to unveil new fully electric auto at CES — GeekWire

Fiat Chrysler to unveil new fully electric auto at CES — GeekWire

It's only fitting that Chrysler, the company that essentially invented the United States concept of the minivan, should use one as the basis for its autonomous vehicle, especially as it's aimed at drivers who are now being chauffeured to school or sports practice in something very similar.

It's big enough to seat six people.

That said, FCA provided seven different press releases to select media outlets that outline the vehicle's possible powertrain, specifications, design, technology and engineering - demonstrating a level thought and research that goes beyond many industry concepts.

That compares with a 238-mile range for the Chevrolet Bolt, and 289 miles for the Tesla Model X - two electric vehicles that are on sale now. But it offers more substantial, and perhaps even revolutionary, smart vehicle elements as well, including an autonomous driving capability designated at SAE Level 3 (on a five-point scale from the Society of Automotive Engineers), and an electric battery that can carry the auto for 250 miles on a single charge.

The inside of the van is designed for autonomous driving, but Chrysler says that it would only launch with level 3 autonomy, which requires driver supervision, and it would be upgradeable for when level 4 and 5 are feasible. Embedded cameras use facial recognition software to identify who is driving then adjust the car's settings, such as seat position, interior lighting, climate and music, accordingly.

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To create the Chrysler Portal concept FCA worked with Samsung Electronics as its provider of 360 degree cameras and other sensors and Panasonic Automotive as its supplier for infotainment, wireless connectivity and audio systems. If the driver does not respond to the alerts, the vehicle will maneuver itself to the side of the road and come to a safe stop. The Portal is equipped with 10 docking stations for phones and tablet.

The Portal also packs semi-autonomous driving technology, apparently with the capacity for a near-full-autonomy upgrade when it becomes available. or legal, for that matter.

The Chrysler Portal is merely a concept, and it's not expected to receive the green light for production any time soon.

The automaker, credited with the invention of the minivan in the early 1980s, also said the Chrysler Portal is aimed at making sure FCA remains an innovator when it comes to vehicles designed for families.


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