The partnership is expected to help Stellantis speed up its transition into a sustainable mobility tech company by leveraging AWS, Amazon Devices, and Amazon Last Mile


Stellantis aims to accelerate connected and personalised in-vehicle experiences. (Credit: Stellantis NV)

Amazon and Dutch automaker Stellantis have entered into multi-year agreements to introduce customer-centric connected experiences across the latter’s vehicles and help expedite its software transformation.

According to Amazon, the partnership will help Stellantis fast track its transition into a sustainable mobility tech company by leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon Devices, and Amazon Last Mile.

The partners will work together to deploy Amazon’s technology and software expertise across the automaker’s organisation. This includes vehicle development, developing connected in-vehicle experiences, and providing training to the next wave of automotive software engineers.

Amazon and Stellantis will jointly develop a suite of software-based products and services that integrate seamlessly with the digital lives of customers and over time bring value through frequent over-the-air (OTA) software updates.

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said: “We are inventing solutions that will help enable Stellantis to accelerate connected and personalised in-vehicle experiences, so that every moment in motion can be smart, safe, and tailored to each occupant.

“Together, we will create the foundation for Stellantis to transform from a traditional automaker into a global leader in software-driven development and engineering.”

The partnership will combine Amazon’s digital experiences, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning with the Dutch firm’s expertise in automotive engineering and portfolio of 14 vehicle brands.

One of the areas of focus of the partnership will be to deliver software for Stellantis’ new digital cabin platform, dubbed as STLA SmartCockpit. The digital cabin platform will feature in Stellantis’ vehicles around the world from 2024.

AWS will be Stellantis’ preferred cloud provider for vehicle platforms to deliver on the automaker’s long-term, software-focused vision.

The cloud computing unit of Amazon and Stellantis will also roll out collaborative engineering and innovation initiatives and tools to expedite time to market for new digital products and upskill the latter’s global workforce.

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said: “Working together with Amazon is an integral part of our capability building roadmap, based on both developing internal competencies and decisive collaborations with tech leaders, and it will bring significant expertise to one of our key technology platforms, STLA SmartCockpit.

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

Additionally, Amazon has agreed to become the first commercial customer for Stellantis’ Ram ProMaster battery electric vehicle (BEV), which is set to launch next year.

Last July, Stellantis announced an investment of €30bn to be made through 2025 in electrification and software to become a market leader in low emission vehicles (LEV).