Groupe PSA, which owns European car brands Peugeot SA and Citroën, will team up with self-driving startup NuTonomy to test autonomous SUVs in Singapore later this year, the two companies announced today.
The partnership represents a major new player in the world of self-driving cars.
The terms of their strategic partnership will work like this: NuTonomy will integrate its self-driving software and technology into customized Peugeot 3008 SUVs, which recently nabbed the title of European Car of the Year for 2017. NuTonomy says it will complete the integration by the end of the summer, with on-road testing set to begin by September 2017.
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And the scope of the autonomous testing won't be constrained to just Singapore. The companies say they will consider expanding its tests to other cities around the globe. They won't say where yet, but it stands to reason that Boston and Paris, where PSA is headquartered, are probably high on the list of possibilities.
"This collaboration is a significant step towards fully autonomous vehicles, which will enable us to offer different mobility solutions to our customers," said Anne
The announcement also signals a new addition