Amazon and Stellantis Partner on Software for Millions of Cars, Starting in 2024

Amazon and Stellantis announced a new partnership on Wednesday to develop a new in-vehicle experience for Stellantis’ upcoming vehicles through new software called STLA SmartCockpit, according to a press release.

The SmartCockpit is set to Stellantis vehicles in worldwide markets beginning in 2024, with the platform set to include cloud services for integrating vehicle experiences intuitively, Alexa voice assisting, navigation, maintenance and a number of other features.

CEO of Stellantis Carlos Tavares said the partnership with Amazon is “an integral part of [Stellantis’] capability building roadmap,” with the partnership focusing largely on new experiential technology integrated with driver and passenger experiences in upcoming vehicles.

Tavares said, “By leveraging artificial intelligence and cloud solutions, we will transform our vehicles into personalized living spaces and enhance the overall customer experience, making our vehicles the most wanted, most captivating place to be, even when not driving.”

Amazon will also be the first commercial customer for Amazon’s new Ram ProMaster Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in 2023.

Amazon also owns a 20 percent stake in fellow EV company Rivian, according to a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last year.

Last month, Stellantis announced plans for Level 3 self-driving for BMW vehicles in 2024, with Waymo reportedly offering Level 4/5 autonomy at that point.

Netherlands-based Stellantis is a conglomerate that consists of brands Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Mopar, Opel, Peugeot, Ram and Vauxhall.