Automotive manufacturing firm Stellantis has partnered with chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies to power its vehicles with advanced technology.
Under the collaboration, the carmaker will equip vehicles with ‘Snapdragon Digital Chassis’, which is being positioned as a set of cloud-enabled platforms for telematics, connectivity, digital cockpit, and advanced driver assistance systems features.
With this deal, all 14 brands under Stellantis’ stable such as Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram and Vauxhall will leverage on Qualcomm's vehicle cockpit and 5G telematics technology beginning with Maserati in 2024.
Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO, maintains, “Qualcomm’s broad experience in automotive and scale as a semiconductor leader will enable us to vertically integrate key elements of our new platforms. This will also allow us to closely manage the complete electronics supply chain to provide access to the best technologies, enable the fulfilment of Stellantis’ volume potential and achieve our Dare Forward 2030 ambition.”
The Amsterdam headquartered company revealed that it will be utilising the Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms to power the ‘in-car communication’ and infotainment systems for STLA SmartCockpit, which is being designed and engineered together with Amazon and Foxconn.
Cristiano Amon, President and CEO, Qualcomm, said, “By creating open, scalable, and comprehensive automotive platforms that encompass semiconductors, systems, software, and services, we are empowering Stellantis, as well as the broader automotive ecosystem, to lead the transformation to the digital era of automobiles.”