Why the Stellantis-Amazon alliance promises a technological revolution

Upgrading your car like a smartphone and adding options will soon become a reality. The partnership between manufacturer Stellantis and US giant Amazon is becoming more apparent, with cars increasingly connected, selective services and remote updates. A major development for our cars, which lose their value once they leave the dealership and become, de facto, used vehicles. From now on, we can improve our car.

These improvements are already available, especially for Teslas, with regular updates. Historic manufacturers get into it, and this is the meaning of the partnership between Stellantis and Amazon. Yves Bonfont is the Program Manager. In the Europe 1 microphone, it gives an example of what is already there. “In the US,[there is]the ability to alert you when an emergency vehicle is coming from behind with a pop-up on the center display telling you ‘Stop, there’s an emergency vehicle you want to pass’,” he said.

Monthly updates over time

“What we want is to be able to update our vehicles every three months, and eventually even every month, to spread new functionality to our customers,” defines Yves Bonfont, who confirms that there were already 12 million updates last year from 12 million connected vehicles.

These updates relate to entertainment services, cyber security or improving driving comfort according to the driver’s needs. “We can tell ourselves ‘Okay, I have 2,000 km to do with my car, I’d like more driving assistance,’ so we can subscribe for a limited time, after which the subscription will be discontinued and we can resume it if we want,” explains Yves Bonfont.

See also  Canadian hacker extradited to US for role in lucrative ransomware attacks

The first connected cars were built in 2024

“We are trying to simplify the use of the car, while it has more and more functions, thanks to artificial intelligence that will adapt to your habits: the usual morning route, the favorite radio …”, continues the program director. “And even on the passenger entertainment side, you go up in the back and find the video you started watching at home. It’s all connected.”

The first cars resulting from this partnership will be manufactured from 2024, with 100% connected cockpits in Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat or Jeep. Carlos Tavares, President of Stellantis, wants to turn the group into a “technology mobility company” capable of generating $20 billion in revenue by 2030 thanks to new services and programs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.