Groupe Renault, Atos, Thales join forces to create open ecosystem for sustainable mobility
The chief executives of Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Groupe Renault, STMicroelectronics and Thales today announced their intention to join forces to create the Software République, a new ecosystem for innovation in intelligent mobility. By pooling their complementary expertise, the partners plan to develop and market together systems and software to provide an enriched and sustainable mobility offer for cities, regions, businesses, and citizens.
According to the Boston Consulting Group, the global mobility market will grow by 60% by 2035 to reach 11,000 billion euros. This growth is mainly driven by the emergence of technological disruptions – 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 . Major industrial players on other continents, with state support, are already positioning themselves to develop many of these new technologies through enhanced integration strategies.
Today, the founding members of the Software République express the urgency for France and Europe to collectively build a sustainable ecosystem that aims to ensure their sovereignty in this field.
To jointly develop and market intelligent mobility systems, enabling the implementation of an adapted and agile mobility offer, three main areas of cooperation have been identified:
- Intelligent systems to facilitate secure connectivity between the vehicle and its digital and physical environment.
- Simulation and data management systems to optimize flows for territories and companies.
- Energy ecosystem to simplify the charging experience.
To foster innovation, the Software République will also seek to create an investment fund to finance the most promising start-ups and an incubator to host start-ups in the field of smart mobility technologies, where they will have access to a collaborative virtual development and experimentation environment, and mentoring through a value network. For the launch of the ecosystem for start-ups and universities, the partners of the Software République plan to organize a data challenge to contribute to the development of the technologies for the mobility of tomorrow: electric, connected, and autonomous.