Rivian (NASDAQ: RIVN) has selected Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider, deepening the companies’ existing relationship. Across its enterprise, the automaker applies AWS capabilities in analytics, compute, containers, and machine learning to help improve the performance of its customers’ electric vehicles (EVs).
Rivian uses AWS analytics, database, storage, and security capabilities to enhance visibility and agility throughout its vertically integrated business model, under which the company manages all of its design, production, distribution, sales, and vehicle servicing internally.
Its Battery Data Science Team also uses AWS Managed Services to scale its analytics capabilities and more rapidly gain insights from its research, development, and vehicle test fleet.
Amazon is an investor in Rivian, which made its debut on the Nasdaq on November 11th, 2021.
Wassym Bensaid, Rivian’s Vice President of Software Development, says: “At Rivian, we have created a software-defined vehicle architecture with a technology foundation that powers advanced features such as deep over-the-air software updates to deliver continuous improvements to the vehicles, and the collection of a rich set of real-time vehicle data. By leveraging AWS, and building a central data lake to interconnect Rivian’s operations, products, and services, we can enable proactive diagnostics and add intelligence to our vehicles, and then use what we learn to generate synergies and scale efficiencies. We look forward to furthering our work with AWS to continue to push the boundaries of innovation in engineering, customer service, fleet management solutions, and charging experiences.”
Werner Vogels, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com, Inc. adds: “Powered by the world’s leading cloud, Rivian is reimagining vehicle ownership, operation, and service to usher in a new experience of efficient and enjoyable electric SUVs, trucks, and vans that delight its customers. AWS’s broad and deep portfolio of services helps Rivian use data and connectivity as strategic differentiators in the auto industry. Our analytics, machine learning, containers, and customer service capabilities support Rivian’s business model and will help it scale and continuously improve the customer experience as more and more individuals and organizations go electric.”
Rivian‘s launch products, the R1T and R1S, are produced at its manufacturing plant in Normal, Il with the R1T beginning customer deliveries in September 2021 and R1S deliveries expected later this year