Rivian has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider. Across its enterprise, the EV start-up applies a number of AWS capabilities in analytics, compute, containers, and machine learning to streamline its business and improve its EVs.

AWS works to improve the battery range and user experience while also enhancing Rivian’s fleet management and vehicle charging capabilities. Through it, Rivian ultimately aims to accelerate the shift to EVs in consumer and commercial operations, and make transportation more sustainable in accordance with its goals under The Climate Pledge.

AWS also powers key vehicle functions including Rivian’s software-defined vehicle architecture and over-the-air software updates, which deliver new and improved functionality remotely. SDV architecture treats the entire vehicle as a single, fully integrated, system connected to the cloud – allowing for remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance alongside rapid testing and deployment of new software-powered capabilities.

Rivian uses Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service to manage and orchestrate software updates, and Amazon CloudFront (it’s content delivery service) to deploy updates at scale. The OEM’s Battery Data Science Team uses AWS Managed Services to similarly scale its capabilities in analytics, and gain insights from its research, development, and vehicle test fleet.

It also uses AWS’ analytics, database, storage, and security capabilities to enhance visibility and agility throughout its vertically-integrated business model. Rivian has used Amazon Simple Storage Service build a data lake, while its teams use AWS Glue (a server-free data integration service) to share data and gain insights that provide structural cost and operational advantages over traditional OEMs with less integrated business functions.