Stellantis is building a global network of collaborative projects to foster innovation around the world
- Stellantis is a partner of more than 160 co-funded projects worldwide
- Engage with one of the largest ecosystems in the automotive world: more than 1,000 partners, including public institutions, R&D centers, universities and other stakeholders
- List of collaborative projects aligns with Stellantis strategic technical areas
- An open approach and pioneering spirit driving innovation within Stellantis and building the roadmap for the future of mobility
- Solutions to technical challenges will accelerate transformation into a sustainable mobility technology company and help achieve Dare Forward 2030 goals
AMSTERDAM, September 26, 2022 – Stellantis is collaborating with researchers, scientists and engineers around the world – one of the largest cooperative innovation networks – to accelerate the development and implementation of breakthrough technologies to help the company to achieve the goals of the Dare Forward 2030 Strategic Plan, including achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2038.
With more than three decades of collaboration with public institutions, other R&D centers, academies and various stakeholders, Stellantis capitalizes on this experience by building one of the largest and most extensive collaborative ecosystems in the world, which today has 164 ongoing projects and more than 1,000 different partners. involved around the world.
These projects can combine private and public funding, bringing together the expertise of Stellantis’ vast technical community and leading institutions with their highly skilled talents, to seek solutions to the toughest problems in global mobility. Together, Stellantis and its unprecedented collaborations are building the common roadmap to state-of-the-art mobility freedom.
“Addressing the complexity of tomorrow’s mobility requires innovation. Our open approach, based on a global collaborative ecosystem, covering the most difficult technical topics, allows us to advance knowledge and focus on pre-competitive research that can ultimately have a positive impact on the world of mobility. ,” said Ned Curic, CTO of Stellantis. “We are stronger and more creative when we work together, especially when we join forces with some of the best partners and researchers in the world. This pioneering spirit is the key to transforming Stellantis into a recognized technology company and helps us find revolutionary answers. to technical challenges, answers that help our customers, our business and our society.”
Stellantis teams from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain are working in cooperation with other stakeholders on common and harmonized goals. Each co-funded collaborative project can last up to four years.
Additionally, other Stellantis teams in Brazil, China, India and the United States are proactively involved in pre-competitive research with industry stakeholders, contributing in-kind resources to resolve technical issues. .
The list of global collaborative projects is aligned with Stellantis strategic technical areas, which include:
- Autonomous driving and connectivity
- Body, chassis and interior
- Electrification technologies and advanced propulsion
Examples of ongoing collaborative projects:
Hi-Drive (Autonomous Driving and Connectivity): Bringing together car manufacturers, technology providers, universities and research institutes, Hi-Drive is the first European project on automated driving. It explores and tests solutions for vehicle connectivity, high-precision vehicle positioning, cybersecurity and machine learning to cover a wide range of traffic environments.
Research on thermal comfort (body, chassis and interior): This collaboration aims to develop new systems and strategies for managing heat inside vehicles while minimizing energy consumption, a key factor in extending the range of VEB.
CEVOLVER (Electrification Technologies and Advanced Propulsion): The CEVOLVER (Connected Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value, Efficiency and Range) project takes a user-centric approach to optimize the development and operation of electric vehicles and uses state-of-the-art technologies, components and systems. The project exploits connectivity opportunities to big data computing capabilities.
ODIN (manufacturing): to build the confidence of European Union production companies in the use of advanced robotics, ODIN brings technology from the latest groundbreaking research to demonstrate that new robotic production systems are technically feasible, efficient and durable for immediate introduction into the workshop.
Forest-Comp (Materials): This research project evaluates the use of renewable and non-renewable forest resources to mass-produce bio-composites, which could be used for interior trim or sound insulation in vehicles.
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