The hackathon is indicative of a broader effort by Stellantis to harness software to transform the driving experience and keep features flowing into vehicles through over-the-air updates. CEO Carlos Tavares has expressed a desire for Stellantis to be an agile “auto tech company” rather than a “dinosaur” that is slow to adapt.
Some hackathon students could end up helping Stellantis reach that goal. Several were offered jobs at the company.
“We got to see how they worked,” Cross said. “It really was the best interview we could give someone because we’re seeing them do the work that we’d like them to do. So in that sense, we were successful and we were able to rate them above them.” having a lot of fun and us having a great result of the event”.