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Date: 18-04-22

Auto major Stellantis goes for Qualcomm's digital-framework for its cars

Global Auto maker Stellantis who owns 14 brands of cars  such as Jeep, Fiat, Chrysler and Opel  is going for Qualcomm's  Snapdragon automotive digital framework, named by Qualcomm as  "Digital Chassis". Autnomous Driving and ADAS is part of this Digital Chassis.   

Stellantis has a clear plan to digitise and electrify its new models of cars yet to be launched. Stellantis said it has a plan to have 98% of its vehicles in Europe and North America to get electrified by 2025. Stellantis already has integrated Level 2 autonomous driving in some of its vehicles.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Cockpit Platform is part of this digital chassis. Stellantis’ plan to merge all software domains into high performance computers powered by Snapdragon chips.

“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’ volume potential and achieve our Dare Forward 2030 ambition.”

“Qualcomm is honored to expand our work with Stellantis to redefine vehicles in the 21st century by bringing Snapdragon Digital Chassis solutions to their future vehicles,” said Cristiano Amon, President and CEO, Qualcomm Incorporated. “By creating open, scalable, and comprehensive automotive platforms that encompasses 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.”

Stellantis to use Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms to power the in-car communication and infotainment systems for STLA SmartCockpit, which is being designed and engineered in partnership with Amazon for cloud and content access services and Foxconn for manufacturing. Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms feature HD graphics, voice-control and more.

Snapdragon Cockpit is said to have highly intuitive artificial intelligence (AI) features,such as Over-the-air (OTA) updates,  Personalized experiences, and Improved user experiences. The first application to be launched in  its Maserati brand named vehicles to power the next generation Stellantis infotainment system.

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