Stellantis and Qualcomm Technologies have announced a multi-year technology collaboration to utilize Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon Digital Chassis across Stellantis’s 14 automotive brands, beginning in 2024. Leveraging the Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms and 5G capabilities for telematics systems, Stellantis will have the capability offer extensive OTA updates throughout a vehicle’s life.
The agreement will facilitate Stellantis’s plan to merge all software domains into High Performance Computers, leveraging the high-performance, low-power Snapdragon Automotive Platforms across all major vehicle domains as well as contribute to securing Stellantis’s supply chain on strategic components.
“Our technology collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies is another example of how we are identifying industry leaders to work alongside our passionate and talented internal teams as we transform our vehicles through a software-defined approach. This will ultimately better meet the needs of our customers’ lifestyles through safe, personalized and always-connected features,” said Carlos Tavares, Stellantis CEO.
“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’s volume potential and achieve our Dare Forward 2030 ambition.”
Stellantis says it will use 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. The first application will be in the Maserati brand to power the next generation Stellantis infotainment system.