Stellantis Aims To Access India’s Engineering Capabilities To Become A Mobility Technology Company
With software being the key aspect of this plan, Stellantis, which has three technology centers in India – in Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad – wants to tap into the country’s engineering prowess. Mamatha Chamarthi, head of software operations and product management at Stellantis, told ET Auto that by 2024, the company will have 100% of its components and functionality equipped for live updates. So, over the next 3 years, the company aims to have 12 million cars connected, with 6 million live updates.
Of the three technology centers, Setellantis’ Hyderabad unit will be critical for software-intensive projects with autonomous driving and connected vehicle technologies, as the focus is on artificial technology and engineering. software. The center was established by Fiat Chrysler last year. Chamarthi wants to double the number of engineers at the Stellantis technology center in Hyderabad and plans to hire around 4,500 software engineers in the company’s technology hubs. In addition to the standard hiring process, the company is also considering partnerships with universities in India and the rest of the world to generate a talent pool.
Stellantis is also working on some strategic partnerships, and then one is a joint venture deal with Foxconn for a technology platform. In fact, the company will unveil other strategies in due course, some of which may be announced at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show or CES 2022.