Chrysler, NASA team up to share knowledge and technologies

While General Motors and NASA are teaming up on a new humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 or R2, Chrysler announced today that it is forming a three year alliance with NASA to share information related to advanced technologies in several areas of mutual interest including space exploration and automotive technologies.

“This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and data in areas where both Chrysler Group and NASA have a vested interest,” said Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President, Chrysler Engineering. “We value the opportunity to work with NASA and will implement what is learned to further improve our Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck products.”

Chrysler said that it is studying several advanced technology topics for synergies and shared interest, including: materials engineering, robotics, radar, battery systems and other energy storage mediums.

Project teams have been assigned to different technologies, and each team includes a Chrysler Group and a NASA technical specialist.

Chrysler has apparently already benefited from the alliance from shared research on reliable surface navigation sensors.

– By: Kap Shah