Self-driving minivans strategic win for Google and Fiat

Arthur Wheaton, an automotive industry specialist at Cornell University’s ILR School, says the plan allows for Google to test smaller vehicles, and Fiat Chrysler to develop new technology. Bio: Wheaton says: “The decision by Google to use 100 of Fiat Chrysler’s new Pacifica minivan is good news for both. “It allows Google to test […]

Despite federal fines, Fiat Chrysler’s quality still not a priority

Fiat Chrysler may have to pay the federal government as much as $70 million in penalties for underreporting death and injury claims related to potential defects in the automaker’s cars. Art Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, says despite Chrysler’s sales improvements, the company’s focus […]