Renault proclaims "Software République"

April 12, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
Renault proclaims "Software République"
As part of its "Renaulution" strategy, French carmaker Renault wants to develop an open system for a sustainable mobility offer. For this purpose, the OEM is founding the "Software République" with technology partners from the fields of electronics, software and mobility.

Five European multinationals have joined forces to create a French intelligent mobility and data alliance.

The Software République will see chip maker STMicroelectronics working with supercomputer supplier Atos, design tool and digital twin developer Dassault Systèmes, car maker Groupe Renault and engineering giant Thales.

Pooling their expertise, the five plan to develop and market together systems and software to provide an enriched and sustainable mobility offer for cities, regions, businesses and citizens. This is part addresses the challenge of the Bosch software business restructuring in Germany but is also aiming to challenge US and Chinese projects.

The Software République will focus on Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, connectivity, embedded electronics, and virtual twin technology in an open ecosystem.

“STMicroelectronics has joined the Software République to bring its innovative semiconductor products and solutions for electrification and digitalization of vehicles and mobility services,” said Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics. “Our know-how is an enabler of the ongoing transformation towards more efficient solutions, in line with the expectation of stakeholders in terms of environmental impact. The partnership at the heart of this project will also help strengthen the links across the entire value chain, a key aspect during this phase of the transformation of this industry.”

According to the Boston Consulting Group, the global mobility market will grow by 60% by 2035 to reach E11 trillion, driven by electric vehicles, new components, new after-sales services and other value-added services whose share will increase from 5% to 45% of the global mobility market.

The République members point to major industrial players on other continents have received state support and are already positioning themselves to develop many of these new technologies through enhanced integration strategies. The five called on France and Europe to collectively build a sustainable ecosystem that aims to ensure sovereignty in this field.

“Far beyond the automotive sector, this is a question of thinking in terms of use - mobility

Elie Girard, Bernard Charlès, Luca de Meo, Jean-Marc Chery and Patrice Caine, respectively the chief executives of Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Groupe Renault, STMicroelectronics and Thales

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