Stellantis (STLA) on Wednesday inaugurated its new software centre in Bengaluru that will focus on the development of software and technological innovations crucial to the advancement of automobiles and mobility.
The centre will house state-of-the-art labs, including a next-generation acoustic lab, which is tasked with the development of specific audio signatures as well as premium audio experiences for Stellantis vehicle owners worldwide, an official statement from Stellantis said.
Spread across 50,000 sq ft, the facility will serve as the primary development centre for STLA SmartCockpit – one of the three technology platforms that are key to the company’s digital transformation strategy due to arrive in 2024 and deployed across the four STLA vehicle platforms.
The Bengaluru centre will also play a crucial role in the development of AI and ADAS technologies for STLA AutoDrive. Additionally, the base software development team in Bengaluru will support base software platforms made with the Classic and Adaptive Autosar frameworks, said the statement.
Launching the new centre earlier today, Yves Bonnefont, Chief Software Officer, Stellantis said India plays a key role in Stellantis’ digital approach and development. “The Indian tech talent and its innovative start-up ecosystem are important to accelerating Stellantis’ transformation to a sustainable mobility tech company,” he said.