Stellantis teams up with Amazon to launch ultra-smart cars
Stellantis, the world’s fourth largest automotive group and provider of international mobility services, has partnered with e-commerce giant Amazon with the aim of develop next-generation technology platforms thanks to the ‘software’ of the American firm, as well as launching electric vans to achieve a more sustainable distribution network from 2023. This was announced yesterday by the CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares, within the framework of the Consumer Electronics Fair (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, who hopes to generate annually 20,000 million euros by 2030 from income related to said ‘software’ services.
“We invent solutions that will allow Stellantis to strengthen its connectivity and personalization capabilities in order to offer each occupant a securely connected and personalized space within the vehicle.
The software strategy is one of the key components of Stellantis’ overall strategy to build the most sustainable mobility for our customers. We will have three completely new technology platforms powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that will arrive in 2024, ”said Tavares.
One of them is ‘STLA SmartCockpit’, a digital cockpit platform that will create “personalized and intuitive experiences in the vehicle through applications enhanced with AI”, he added, to manage entertainment, voice assistance with Alexa, navigation, vehicle maintenance, or even paid services.
Likewise, Stellantis will help the US giant to achieve its zero-carbon commitment by 2040 by transforming its last-kilometer logistics thanks to new sustainable solutions. Therefore, its range will include the new battery electric Ram ProMaster (BEV) from Stellantis -the American Fiat Ducato-, which is scheduled to be marketed in 2023. Unique functionalities have been integrated into this new vehicle for the distribution activities of last kilometer.