Amsterdam-based Stellantis, the multinational automotive manufacturer formed on the basis of a 50-50 cross-border merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group, has filed 1,239 patents to become the top French patent applicant in 2020.
Stellantis has filed various patents in different domains, including modern mobility solutions such as full electric, hybridisation and hydrogen along with digital, connectivity, and new uses (shared vehicles, services).
In addition, the company has filed patents for infotainment connectivity/applications on Car-to-X, remote diagnosis, on-board software update, advanced E-call features, human-machine interfaces and digital cockpit.
Nicolas Morel, Executive Vice President, Enlarged Europe Engineering, Stellantis called this a remarkable achievement. “This confirms the technical excellence of Stellantis women and men, who are committed to meeting the challenges of mobility for all, connected, safe and decarbonised, which help position Stellantis as a key player in innovation in its industry.”
Announcing the ranking list, the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) said that its technological research aims to provide its customers with safe, affordable and sustainable mobility solutions.
It says patented inventions are a key factor in ensuring this success and provide them with a strategic competitive advantage.