Stellantis opens software center in India to develop smart cockpit

The world's fourth-largest automaker Stellantis said on Wednesday it has opened a new software center in Bengaluru, India, the company's largest in the country. A second innovation center, focused on cockpit and driver assistance technologies automakers expand research investments, hire more executives with specific experience, and offer customers more capabilities driven by connectivity, data, and e-commerce, the role of software in modern vehicles is becoming more and more important. more and more sources of income.

Stellantis aims to increase annual revenue by 20 billion euros (about 139 billion yuan) by 2030 through its software-driven strategy.

The new facility in India will be the main development center for STLA SmartCockpit, one of Stellantis' three technology platforms, which will focus on digital integration of vehicles and drivers , to be deployed from 2024, the group said in a statement.

The center will have facilities including a next-generation acoustics laboratory to develop specific audio signatures and premium audio experiences for Stellantis owners.

The center, which will eventually employ about 500 people, will also help develop artificial intelligence (AI) and driver assistance (ADAS) technologies for autonomous driving, Stellantis said.

In the 1990s, Bangalore grew rapidly under the auspices of India as an important software outsourcing region, attracting millions of workers and the regional headquarters of some of the largest IT companies in the world. The region now has More than 3500 IT companies and about 79 technology parks.

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