Currently reading: Stellantis and Amazon collaborate on digital cockpit for future EVs
Stellantis models launched globally from 2024 will use connected services provided by online giant

Stellantis will work with Amazon to develop a new SmartCockpit connectivity platform for vehicles launching globally from 2024.

The two firms have partnered to "create a suite of software-based products and services that seamlessly integrate with customers' digital lives and add value over time through regular over-the-air (OTA) software updates".

The SmartCockpit platform will be rolled out to electric vehicles across the Stellantis portfolio that use the new STLA architecture, the first of which is due in 2024. 

In-depth details of its proposed functionality have yet to be detailed, but Stellantis said it will "seamlessly integrate with customers' digital lives to create personalised, intuitive in-vehicle experiences". 

The first hint at how it will be integrated into Stellantis vehicles came with the unveiling earlier today of the new Chrysler Airflow concept, which places a high-definition screen in front of each vehicle occupant and is equipped with advanced sharing and communication functionality.

Amazon's involvement enables the integration of the firm's Alexa voice assistant, which will be used for navigation, maintenance, commercial and payment functions.

The SmartCockpit will also include an App Store to offer "curated services and experiences", while an adaptive interface will present information and features to best suit each occupant. 

Each Stellantis vehicle can use a different variation of the platform. As an example, the company said, the Chrysler Pacifica MPV could offer a family trip planner with recommendations for media playback, points of interest and restaurants en route, while SUVs from sibling brand Jeep could come with a dedicated virtual coach for tackling off-road terrain. 

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As part of the new partnership, Stellantis will work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to train more than 5000 developers and engineers in cloud technologies by 2024.

The partnership with Amazon builds on a joint venture between Stellantis and Taiwanese technology firm Foxconn, called Mobile Drive, which is focused on developing digital cockpits and connected services.

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Speedraser 6 January 2022

I could not want this less.

Peter Cavellini 5 January 2022

Prepare to get even more of your money buying stuff you thought you had never thought by our life was missing, all I'd want is a good, faultless Satnav, a voice system that recognises what your saying no matter what part of the UK you come from, I want to make my own choice of what I want to buy, or what's on my Screen while I'm driving, also, a screen for everybody in the Car will kill the art of conversation, will the pleasure of actually driving disappear?

Andrew1 5 January 2022
Lol, the irony in that.
Amazon makes the best choice recognition system out there: Alexa.
scrap 5 January 2022

Well, I won't have Alexa in the house, so it would be hypocritical to have it in the car.

Sorry, Stellantis, no sale. I know that privacy concerns seem a bit old fashioned these days, but not all of us want the world's biggest shop listening to us 24/7.

martin_66 5 January 2022
scrap wrote:

Well, I won't have Alexa in the house, so it would be hypocritical to have it in the car.

Sorry, Stellantis, no sale. I know that privacy concerns seem a bit old fashioned these days, but not all of us want the world's biggest shop listening to us 24/7.

Agreed.  The clue is in the article: "the firm's Alexa voice assistant, which will be used for navigation, maintenance, COMMERCIAL and PAYMENT functions".

It will be listening all the time.  Seriously creepy stuff.

Andrew1 5 January 2022
Right, because someone at amazon really gives a sh about what you talk in the car. Some people think they are so important :)
They simply listen all the time in order to be able to react to your inputs. Nobody gives a about what else you talk.

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