Stellantis has opened a software hub in Bengaluru, India, its second innovation center in the country, focusing on cockpit and driver assistance technologies.
The facility will be the main development center for one of the three technology platforms Stellantis will start deploying in 2024, the STLA SmartCockpit, focusing on digitally integrating vehicles and drivers, the automaker said in a statement.
It will house laboratories including a next-generation acoustic one, developing specific audio signatures as well as premium audio experiences for Stellantis vehicle owners.
Among its tasks, the hub, which will eventually employ around 500 people, will also help develop artificial intelligence (AI) and driver assistance (ADAS) technologies for autonomous driving, Stellantis said.
Bengaluru in the 1990s rapidly grew as India's answer to Silicon Valley, attracting millions of workers and the regional headquarters of some of the world's biggest IT companies. It now hosts more than 3,500 IT companies and some 79 "tech parks."