(Bloomberg) -- When Alphabet Inc.’s car unit, Waymo, launches commercially it will have a key weapon in its arsenal: specialized self-driving hardware built in-house.

Waymo unveiled an improved suite of sensors and said it had slashed the cost of the pivotal technology on Sunday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. So far, Waymo has cut a deal with one carmaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, to outfit vehicles with its full self-driving kit, including hardware and software.

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