Stellantis and Qualcomm signed a multi-year technology collaboration to use the newest Snapdragon Digital Chassis advancements to deliver customizable in-vehicle experiences across Stellantis’ 14 automotive brands beginning in 2024. The companies will use Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms and 5G capabilities for telematics systems to provide experiences that are continually upgradeable.
This agreement will facilitate Stellantis’ plan to merge all software domains into High Performance Computers, using Snapdragon across all major vehicle domains as well as contribute to securing Stellantis’ supply chain on strategic components.
"Qualcomm Technologies’ broad experience in automotive and scale as a semiconductor leader will enable us to vertically integrate key elements of our new platforms and more closely manage the complete electronics supply chain to provide access to the best technologies, enable the fulfillment of Stellantis’ volume potential and achieve our Dare Forward 2030 ambition," said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO.
Stellantis will use Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms for in-car communication and infotainment systems for STLA SmartCockpit, which is being designed and engineered together with Amazon and Foxconn. Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms offer touch-screen graphics and a voice-controlled cockpit console including voice communications throughout the vehicle’s cabin.
Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms will also be used on STLA Brain, with new artificial intelligence features including:
Over-the-air (OTA) updates that will allow the vehicle to improve over time by being updated, upgraded and enhanced, as well as features on demand and instant vehicle upgrades, such as additional horsepower or drive modes
Personalized experiences, using AI to adapt to a variety of customer preferences
Improved user experiences, thanks to faster communication with connected features and higher computation power to support future upgrades
Improved ownership experiences with diagnostics and repair completed over the air for all major vehicle systems
The first application for the next-generation Stellantis infotainment system will be in the Maserati brand.