Stellantis is collaborating with researchers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world - one of the world's largest networks of collaborative innovation - to accelerate the development and implementation of groundbreaking technologies that will assist Stellantis in meeting the goals of the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan, which includes reaching carbon net zero emissions by 2038.
Stellantis is capitalizing on its more than three decades of experience working with public institutions, other R&D centers, academies, and various stakeholders by building one of the world's largest and most diverse collaborative ecosystems, which now includes 164 active projects and over 1,000 different partners worldwide.
These projects can bring together the experience of Stellantis' broad technical community and top-tier universities, as well as their highly qualified workforce, to seek solutions to the most challenging difficulties in global mobility. Stellantis and its unparalleled collaborations are working to create a joint roadmap to cutting-edge mobility independence.
"Addressing the complexities of tomorrow's transportation will necessitate creativity. Our open approach, based on a worldwide collaborative ecosystem, enables us to progress knowledge and focus on pre-competitive research that might eventually and positively impact the mobility world, "Stellantis Chief Technology Officer Ned Curic stated. "When we work together, we are stronger and more innovative, especially when we join forces with some of the world's top partners and researchers. This pioneering mentality has been critical to Stellantis' evolution into a well-known technology business, allowing us to identify innovative solutions to technical issues that benefit our clients, our company, and society."
Stellantis teams from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain collaborate with other stakeholders to achieve common and coordinated goals. Each collaborative, co-funded project has a maximum duration of four years.
Furthermore, Stellantis teams in Brazil, China, India, and the United States actively participate in pre-competitive research with industry partners, contributing in-kind resources to address technical difficulties.
Hi-Drive (self-driving and connectivity): Hi-Drive is the premier European project on automated driving, bringing together manufacturers, technology providers, universities, and research institutes. It is researching and testing solutions for vehicle connectivity, high-precision vehicle positioning, cybersecurity, and machine learning to handle a wide range of traffic situations.
Thermal Comfort Research (Body, Chassis, and Interior): This partnership aims to create innovative technologies and strategies for managing heat inside cars while minimizing energy consumption, which is an essential aspect of expanding the range of Battery Electric Vehicles (Peugeot e-2008, Opel Corsa-e, Opel Mokka-e, Fiat 500e, Peugeot e-208).
CEVOLVER (Electrification technologies and advanced propulsion): Project CEVOLVER (Connected Electric Vehicle Optimized for Life, Value, Efficiency, and Range) combines cutting-edge technology, components, and systems to optimize the development and operation of electric vehicles. The initiative takes advantage of networking opportunities to big data computational capabilities.
ODIN (Manufacturing): ODIN brings technology from the most recent groundbreaking research to demonstrate that novel robot-based production systems are technically feasible, efficient, and sustainable for immediate implementation on the shop floor to boost European Union production companies' confidence in using advanced robotics.
Forest-Comp (Materials): This research project assesses the utilization of renewable and non-renewable forest resources to mass produce bio-composites for interior trim or acoustic insulation in automobiles.