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2016-05-09 10:28

SELF-DRIVING CARS IN 5 YEARS: Ferrari CEO, Sergio Marchionne, said that self-driving cars could be a reality within 5 years. Image: AP

Windsor, Ontario - Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says self-driving cars could be on the road in five years.

Marchionne says he's more optimistic about autonomous technology since FCA starting working with Google on self-driving cars.

Partnership for the future

FCA and Google announced a partnership earlier in May 2016. The companies will work together to add self-driving technology to 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans for testing purposes.

This is the first time Google has worked directly with an auto company to install self-driving sensors and computers.

Marchionne says it's too early to say who will lead the transition to a self-driving future, so it's smart for FCA to work with others and learn what it can.

He says he felt "absolutely safe" riding in Google's self-driving test cars in California and believes they have tremendous potential.

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