Google’s Waymo Reveals Chrysler Pacifica-Based Autonomous Car

Looking like four-wheeled Beluga whales

Out are the visually unsettling Google self-driving cars, in with the heavily modded autonomous Chrysler Pacificas that will serve Waymo.

100 self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans are now part of Waymo's fleet, an addition made possible through a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

According to Waymo, each customized Pacifica features the "latest Waymo self-driving technology, including our suite of updated sensors, all-new computer and other major system updates."

Nevertheless, all the vehicles underwent specific trials, including 200 hours in extreme weather conditions, before going into production in October 2016.

Road tests kick-off next year, so we're eager to see the first cars roaming the streets.