Competitiveness and sovereigntyThe United States and China have already understood this and have embarked on enhanced integration strategies. These fall into two categories. On the one hand, there is Tesla's "vertical integration" strategy, with the ambition of controlling the entire core of the vehicle, including batteries and software. On the other hand, there are groups of Chinese automotive and technology companies engaged in horizontal integration strategies to offer competitive smart mobility solutions.
This is the context of the Software République, whose "objective is to structure a new development sector for software dedicated to mobility,". This horizontal integration strategy is a response both to Renault's competitiveness and, more broadly, to the need for France and Europe to build a sustainable ecosystem in this field.