Stellantis and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced a multi-year technology partnership to leverage the latest advances in the Snapdragon Digital Chassis to deliver intelligent, personalized and immersive vehicle experiences to millions of vehicles across Stellantis’ 14 automotive brands by 2024.
By leveraging the Snapdragon Cockpit platforms and 5G capabilities for telematics systems, Stellantis will be able to meet changing customer expectations for personalized and advanced experiences that can be continuously upgraded.
This agreement will facilitate Stellantis’ plan to merge all software domains for high-performance computing by leveraging the powerful, energy-efficient Snapdragon Automotive Platforms across all major vehicle domains and help secure Stellantis’ supply chain on strategic components.
“Our technology partnership with Qualcomm Technologies is another example of how we are identifying industry leaders to partner with our passionate and talented internal teams as we transform our vehicles through a software-defined approach. Ultimately, this will better meet the needs of our customers’ lifestyles through secure, personalized and always-connected features,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis. “Qualcomm Technologies’ broad experience in the automotive industry and scale as a semiconductor leader enables us to vertically integrate key elements of our new platforms and more closely manage the entire electronics supply chain to provide access to the best technologies, to allow the fulfillment of the amount of Stellantis. potential and realize our Dare Forward 2030 ambition.”
“Qualcomm is honored to expand our work with Stellantis to redefine vehicles in the 21st century by adding Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions to their future vehicles,” said Cristiano Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. “By creating open, scalable and comprehensive automotive platforms spanning semiconductors, systems, software and services, we are enabling Stellantis, as well as the wider automotive ecosystem, to lead the transformation into the automotive digital age.”
To take the driver-vehicle relationship to the next level, Stellantis will use next-generation Snapdragon Cockpit platforms to power the in-car communication and infotainment systems for the STLA SmartCockpit, which is co-designed and developed with Amazon and Foxconn. Snapdragon Cockpit platforms are designed to not only deliver high-definition graphics for the touch and voice-activated cockpit console, but also to provide a fully immersive in-cabin experience, enabling premium audio and crystal-clear voice communication in the vehicle cabin.
Snapdragon Cockpit platforms will also be used to enhance STLA Brain, bringing a new level of digital intelligence for convenience and safety, and enhancing in-vehicle personal assistant functions with highly intuitive artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, including:
Over-the-air (OTA) updates that allow the vehicle to evolve and improve naturally over time by constantly being updated, upgraded and improved, as well as on-demand features and instant vehicle upgrades, such as additional horsepower or driving modes
Personalized experiences that leverage AI to adapt to a wide range of customer preferences
Improved user experiences thanks to faster communication with connected features and higher computing power to support future upgrades
Ongoing exciting new services and solutions
Always connected experiences
Improved over-the-air diagnostics and repair experiences for all major vehicle systems
The first application will be by the Maserati brand to power the next-generation Stellaanti’s infotainment system.