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15 Feb 2023

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Major Auto Manufacturer Opens Software Dev Center as Industry 4.0 Continues to Grow

AMSTERDAM – Stellantis will focus on software in this Industry 4.0 age with a new, 300-employee data analytics and software development hub in Poland, to be located near one of the company's manufacturing facilities. Stellantis comprises the former Chrysler, Fiat, and Peugeot automobile manufacturing groups.

The company is partnering with GlobalLogic's engineering services to establish the new hub “quickly,” the company reports. DevOps and automated validation will be focus areas within the hub.

“The opening of this new software hub in Poland is another milestone in the implementation of our Dare Forward 2030 strategy,” said Yves Bonnefont, Stellantis Chief Software Officer. “Software plays a key role in our drive to be the industry leader in customer experience for services and products, as well as our industry-leading commitment to be carbon net zero by 2038.”

The Stellantis announcement states that developers in Poland will contribute to creating software-defined vehicles (SDVs). “Creating an infrastructure inside our vehicles that easily and seamlessly adapts to meet driver expectations is a key element of Stellantis’ global drive to deliver cutting edge mobility,” said Tara Vatcher, SVP of Software Architecture and Development.

Stellantis is already operating software development hubs in the US, Germany, France, Italy, Brazil, and India.

Industry 4.0 Continues to Grow
Separately, a new report today from Contrive Datum Insights (CDI), based in the Hartford, CT area, projects that Industry 4.0 will add another $250 billion to the global economy by 2030, reaching a value of $377 billion.

“The growth potential of the market is being driven by rising trends of digitization and internet penetration, which are caused by an increased focus on effectiveness and profitable productivity in many sectors,” the report states. “Recent changes in digital technologies and industrial computerization have made it more likely that the industrial value chain will be changed.”

The CDI report describes the automotive, transportation, and chemical industries industries as having the most potential with Industry 4.0 strategies. The Industrial IoT connecting industrial equipment using wireless connectivity and collecting sensor data from it (as in the automobile industry” should make “industrial processes more flexible and improve their quality,” it states.

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