Agence France-PresseAug 25, 2021 09:49:52 IST
Global auto group Stellantis and Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn unveiled a joint venture on Tuesday to make a “smart cockpit” for cars that will feature navigation, voice assistance and payment services.
The US-European automaker was formed in a merger between France’s Peugeot and the US-Italian company Fiat Chrysler earlier this year, with a stable that includes Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Maserati.
The joint venture with Foxconn, named Mobile Drive, and will make the smart cockpits available to other car makers.
“Its roadmap of software innovations will include artificial intelligence-based applications, navigation, voice assistance, e-commerce store operations, and payment services integration, amongst others,” the companies said in a joint statement.
Foxconn, more famous for assembling Apple’s iPhone, is trying to diversify into the auto business.
Stellantis plans to invest 30 billion euros in electric vehicles and new software over the next four years.