Stellantis will work with Amazon on a new SmartCockpit connectivity platform for vehicles launching globally in 2024. By working together, the companies plan to develop a suite of software-based products and services that integrate seamlessly with customers’ digital lives and add value over time through regular over-the-air (OTA) software updates.
Stellantis EVs based on STLA architecture will receive the update, including Alexa voice assistant and an app store, each Stellantis model uses a different version of the STLA architecture
The Stellantis and Amazon ‘SmartCockpit’ Platform:
SmartCockpit will be available across Stellantis’ portfolio of electric vehicles based on the new STLA architecture, the first of which will be available in 2024. Stellantis has not yet detailed the details of their proposed functionality, but they said it would “seamlessly integrate with customers’ digital lives in order to create personalised, intuitive in-vehicle experiences.”.
Stellantis’ first hint about how it will be integrated into Stellantis vehicles came with the unveiling of the Chrysler Airflow concept at CES 2022, which places a high-definition screen in front of each occupant and is equipped with sharing and communication functionality.
The firm’s Alexa voice assistant will be integrated into navigation, maintenance, commercial and payment functions through Amazon’s involvement. SmartCockpit will also offer an App Store for “curated services and experiences,” and an adaptive interface will present information and features based on the occupant’s preferences.
Stellantis vehicles can be built on a variety of different platforms. The Chrysler Pacifica MPV, for instance, could provide a family trip planner complete with recommendations for media playback, points of interest, and restaurants along the way, while Jeep SUVs could offer a guide for tackling off-road terrain.
By 2024, Stellantis will work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to train more than 5,000 developers and engineers in cloud technologies. It builds on a joint venture between Stellantis and Taiwanese technology firm Foxconn, called Mobile Drive, which focuses on developing digital cockpits and connected services.