Stellantis and Foxconn to jointly develop digital car cockpit
Italo-Americano-French carmaker group, Stellantis, and Taiwanese electronic consumer goods giant, Foxconn are joining forces to develop the digital car cockpit of the future. Mobile Drive, their joint venture, will work on integrating artificial intelligence (A.I.), 5G, and over-the-air (OTA) services into cars.
“Today, there’s something that matters just as much as beautiful design or innovative technology. It’s how the features inside our vehicles improve the lives of our customers. Software is a strategic move for our industry, and Mobile Drive will enable the swift development of connectivity features and services that mark the next great evolution of our industry,” notes Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, in a press release.
For Stellantis and others
Foxconn isn’t new to this business. The specialist known for assembling Apple’s iPhones had already partnered with Chrysler for the array of digital screens present in the carmaker’s Airflow Vision concept showcased at the 2020 Las Vegas CES. The Taiwanese giant also recently signed a partnership with American Fisker and Chinese Geely.
Stellantis, the electronic consumer goods specialist, is creating a 50-50 joint venture called Mobile Drive, with headquarters in the Netherlands. While a carmaker partly owns it, the newly formed company aims at being an automotive supplier, building software solutions for Stellantis and other brands.
Mobile Drive wants to be at the forefront of in-cabin automotive information and entertainment systems. The company, mainly working on software, will develop cloud services, infotainment, and telematics systems. It expects to include apps with artificial intelligence (A.I.), 5G, over-the-air (OTA) services, e-commerce, as well as smart cockpit integrations.