Stellantis expands software development network with new hub in Poland

Stellantis expands software development network with new hub in Poland

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

With the establishment of a new hub in Poland, the car manufacturer Stellantis NV is expanding its global software development and engineering capabilities to a total of eight centres.

The new Polish software hub in Gliwice, near the Stellantis plant there, will employ up to 300 people in data analysis, software development and validation. The team here will primarily focus on basic software and software application development, DevOps and automated validation.

In order to rapidly build up the required highly qualified staff to hire the software hub in Poland, the vehicle manufacturer is working with GlobalLogic Inc, a provider of digital engineering services. The site leverages the skilled technical and university educational institutions in the region and complements Stellantis’ existing technical expertise in Europe with software development resources.

“The opening of this new software hub in Poland is another important step in the implementation of our ‘Dare Forward 2030’ strategy,” said Yves Bonnefont, Stellantis Chief Software Officer. “Software plays a key role in our ambition to become the industry leader in customer experience for services and products, as well as in our industry-leading goal to be carbon neutral by 2038.

The team in Poland will play an important role for Stellantis: It will serve as part of the global software network. The OEM intends to use it to drive the development of software-defined vehicles (SDVs). The functionality of these vehicles can be updated and upgraded throughout their lifetime. This capability is required by law in order to be able to adapt protection against cyberattacks to new threat situations at any time. At the same time, car manufacturers want to earn money with this: They want to be able to continue offering customers digital services and features even after the vehicle “hardware” has been sold. Stellantis wants to achieve an additional annual turnover of 20 billion euros by 2030.

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