April 28, 2016 / 5:12 PM / 2 years ago

Fiat Chrysler, Alphabet in technology partnership talks: WSJ

(Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is in late-stage talks with Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car division for a technology partnership, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a person familiar with the discussions.

Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

The talks have been ongoing for several months, the Journal reported, as Alphabet seeks industry partnerships, offering a deal to sell self-driving car technology.

Alphabet and Fiat Chrysler declined to comment.

Fiat Chrysler has been talking with many players outside the car sector about possible collaborations, as car technology has become a prime area of interest for Silicon Valley companies including Alphabet's Google, which has built a prototype self-driving car. (reut.rs/1VWDIgZ)

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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