Foxconn, with its subsidiary FIH Mobile Ltd, and Stellantis N.V. have entered into a joint venture agreement to create a new entity called Mobile Drive to deliver a smart cockpit solution for vehicles. It will disrupt current design conventions and foster the development of intelligent connected vehicles, a media release said on Tuesday.
The update comes after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was initially signed on May 18, 2021.
Mobile Drive will be equally owned by Stellantis and FIH. The partnership has combined Foxconn’s capabilities in ICT industry and smart solutions, with Stellantis’ expertise in the automotive sector, ensuring the growth of Mobile Drive, the company release said.
Mobile Drive will focus on developing infotainment and telematics solutions as well as a cloud service platform, which will aim to deliver a comprehensive smart cockpit solution. 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 hardware innovations will be related to the smart cockpit and telematics box, it added.
As per the company, Mobile Drive will be able to create industry-leading automotive digital services to achieve a seamless user experience in and outside the vehicle.
In the future, the smart cockpit solution will not only be available to all Stellantis vehicles, but also to third-party vehicle manufacturers, expanding the reach and impact of the Mobile Drive venture as it aims to be a global leader in smart cockpit and connected vehicle solutions, it said.
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