Amazon detailed a far-reaching collaboration with Stellantis NV, one of the world’s leading automakers. The collaboration will involve a litany of technology initiatives that include a cloud-based data mesh and smart vehicles.
Stellantis was formed in 2021 when Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group merged. The company is based in Amsterdam and employs more than 400,000 people across the globe.
Under its umbrella, you will find brands like Jeep, Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, and Chrysler. In 2021, Stellantis outlined plans to boost revenues by $22.5 billion within ten years by selling more subscriptions and software services.
Connecting and personalizing vehicles
Forming the core of the plan is a digital cabin system known as the STLA SmartCockpit, which Stellantis plans to ship in future vehicles. To that end, the company is building a cloud-based development environment based on AWS.
The software engineers will be able to use it to do things like code testing, training machine learning models, and running simulations, among other things.
Amazon Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy said in a statement that the e-commerce giant is inventing solutions that will enable Stellantis to speed up connected and personalized in-vehicle experiences so that “every moment in motion can be smart, safe, and tailored to each occupant.”
Stellantis plans to train more than 5,000 engineers in the use of AWS-related technologies to support the software plans. The two companies also plan to set up a global network of development centers to be used by experts from both companies to innovate further.
The company’s strategy for the automaking industry involves smart vehicles, following the acquisition of Zoox, an autonomous vehicle startup, in 2020, among other diversification plans.