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Sonatus Vehicle Platform

Vehicle Software Platform for Software Defined Vehicles

Drive automotive industry innovation in a single vehicle software platform. Empower vehicle manufacturers to deliver dynamic software defined vehicle architectures and applications. Achieve improvements in vehicle quality, vehicle performance, power, reliability and user interfaces throughout the lifecycle of cars, trucks, and vehicles of all kinds.

Block diagram of the software modules comprising the Sonatus Vehicle Platform.
Using the SOFTWARE MODULES comprising the Sonatus Vehicle Platform, automakers can continually improve their vehicles' features and performance at any point in their lifecycle.
Sonatus Foundation is a product in the Sonatus software platform providing networking, data, application and cybersecurity services

Sonatus Foundation

A flexible vehicle software foundation for modern, modular E/E architectures to support continuous improvements and enhancements across the vehicle lifetime.

  • Configure networking hardware and secure communications across vehicle networks and the cloud
  • Integration of vehicle functions into SOA services to optimize application resources
  • Centralize storage for flexible vehicle-wide data access for all applications and services
  • Configure vehicle hardware infrastructure at any time with lightweight policies
Sonatus Collector is a product in the Sonatus software platform that provides configurable data capture across all vehicle platforms

Sonatus Collector

Collect precise vehicle data in real time without software development to maximize its value for product improvements and value-added services.

  • Collect data across vehicle systems without code changes or OTA updates
  • Configure fine-grained policies to collect the precise data, exactly when it’s needed
  • Support multiple use cases simultaneously for data-driven insights for current and future vehicles
  • Finely control the collection, storage and transmission of data for cost-efficiency
Sonatus Automator is a product in the Sonatus software platform that enables rapid deployment of new features across many vehicle components.

Sonatus Automator

Unique no-code technology delivers fast and continuous vehicle innovation in software defined features, automated diagnostics, and seamless integration of new capabilities.

  • Instantly deploy automation policies without automotive software development
  • Utilize an extensive set of triggers and vehicle actions to create new capabilities at any time
  • Reduce development costs with automated end-of-line testing or in-field diagnostics
  • Exercise complete control over policy security with role-based access control
Sonatus Guard is a product in the Sonatus software platform to enable rapid response to protect from cybersecurity threats.

Sonatus Guard

Protect vehicle software infrastructure from cyber-security threats with multi-layered intrusion detection and prevention technology.

  • Identify and mitigate potential threats on all vehicle networks and external interfaces
  • Monitor ECU operations for abnormal behavior to pinpoint and contain possible attacks
  • Analyze logs to detect anomalous activities across all vehicle systems
  • Combine real-time alerts and 3rd party threat databases to secure millions of vehicles
Sonatus Updater is a product in the Sonatus software platform that enables over-the-air updates, a critical component of a software defined vehicle.

Sonatus Updater

Securely manage all vehicle software updates with predictability and end-to-end traceability across all vehicle systems

  • Empower software engineers to update all vehicle software from a single pane-of-glass
  • Conduct dry runs to predict campaign cost and resolve conflicts to ensure success
  • Achieve end-to-end traceability of update campaigns to resolve issue
  • Update securely with UN R155/R156 compliance and Role Based Access Controls

Frequently asked questions?

No one company in the automotive industry can deliver all the technology needed to achieve a software-defined vehicle. Software complexity is growing and strategic partnerships are beneficial to offer vehicle developers accelerated time to market. Our vehicle software platform consists of both in-vehicle software and cloud-based services working tightly together to solve key challenges for vehicle software stacks. This also enables automakers to optimize their developers time to focus on unique differentiating functionality for their cars, trucks, and every type of vehicle. It also enables rapid innovation without software development to allow rapid innovation in software defined vehicles.

The Sonatus Vehicle Platform provides software to interact with hardware across the entire vehicle. Whether for data collection, automation, or managing OTA updates, this single platform provides critical features that speed development for automakers, enabling faster integration and prototyping. Compared to other platforms which only focus on infotainment or “head unit” optimization, this solution can work across the vehicle.

The platform also enables the automotive industry to streamline cloud connectivity for to ensure every system they develop can be monitored effectively. Components can be tested with remote diagnostics to ensure the system is working correctly. In addition, components can be tuned and updated to improve performance, power, and efficiency while ensuring safety.

Sonatus has a proven track record of working with automakers and their unique vehicle architectures. The development of software defined vehicles does not need to redesign every vehicle system to achieve significant progress. Sonatus meets our OEM and Tier-1 partners wherever they are in their design cycle, whether they are early in developing their E/E architecture of their vehicles or further along and closer to production. In either case, the products in the Sonatus Vehicle Platform can enable a wide range of important innovation.

Software defined vehicles offer many benefits across a range of vehicle models. Vehicle safety systems like autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require increased vehicle software and need to achieve ongoing improvements and new features over time. Our vehicle software platform can offer accelerated development and the ability to tune safety systems through continuous integration. This benefits specific functions like ADAS, but also many other vehicle systems and services. For all these use cases, Sonatus products reduce the software development burden and reducing time consuming validation of the rapidly transforming use cases demanded of software defined vehicles. Most of the platform enables console-based configurations without asking developers to code, validate and deploy software to achieve new functionality.

No, in fact many of the needs of automotive software improve the handling of the many other hardware systems across the vehicle besides infotainment. Sonatus Foundation supports the development of vehicle hardware architectures, data management, connectivity to the cloud, the ability to manage applications, and integration and management of configurable vehicle networks. Sonatus Collector enables developers to focus on high quality data and support for all vehicle components. Sonatus Automator and Sonatus Updater enables developing new features, deploying enhanced capabilities, and integrating new functionality after shipment. Sonatus Guard provides security features that work with technology providers like cybersecurity threat partners to protect automakers cars and trucks from security threats, especially threats to the network arising from increased vehicle connectivity.

Sonatus Collector

Drive continuous innovation with insights from data collected dynamically over the vehicle lifespan.

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