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The Software-Defined Vehicle

What is a Software-Defined Vehicle?

A software-defined vehicle (SDV) refers to a vehicle whose functionality, performance, and features are primarily managed by upgradable software in multi-purpose ECU's instead of traditional single-function ECU systems with largely fixed embedded software. This allows for greater flexibility and adaptability in the vehicle's operations, as well as the ability to easily monitor, update, and enhance the vehicle's performance and capabilities.

Software-defined vehicles empower OEMs to:

  • Innovate faster
  • Reduce development costs
  • Adapt to the ever-changing market and consumer demands

At Sonatus, we're committed to helping OEMs accelerate the transformation of their vehicles into software-defined ones. Our expertise in in-vehicle infrastructure, data management, and automation ensure that automakers have the tools and support they need to succeed in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Sonatus Software-defined Vehicle

The Sonatus Digital Dynamics™ Software-Defined Vehicle Platform

High-performance vehicle and cloud software solutions

The emergence of software-defined vehicles – which can be updated post-production to fix issues, improve performance, and add functionality and features – promises to change value propositions and business models. Over-the-air software updates can greatly reduce the costs and inconvenience of flashing firmware updates at service centers. However, with many vehicles containing more than 100 million lines of code, the cost and time associated with developing, validating, and deploying software updates will be significant.

The Sonatus Digital Dynamics™ platform goes further than other software-defined solutions by configuring and orchestrating vehicle behavior dynamically—enabling automakers to harness vehicle data, add features, remedy problems, and much more—without requiring software updates. Our In-Vehicle Infrastructure, Data Management, and Automation solutions form an intelligent foundation for dynamic software-defined vehicles that can adapt and evolve in real-time—empowering automakers to innovate faster, reduce complexity and costs, and become more agile.

Sonatus solutions are modular and compatible with industry-standard hardware. They offer automakers a strategic roadmap to accelerate the transformation of their lineups into software-defined vehicles, building new competitive advantages in the digital era—regardless of where they are on that journey today.

Want to learn more about SDVs? Listen to Sonatus's new video podcast series—"The Garage"

In this episode, join us for a conversation between Sonatus CMO Dr. John Heinlein and CEO and Co-founder Jeff Chou as they explore various topics surrounding software-defined vehicles.

The Garage Podcast by Sonatus

The Software-Defined Vehicle Journey Has Just Begun: Read Our White Paper

Sonatus teamed up with WardsAuto to publish a white paper on the topic — “The Journey to Software-Defined Vehicles.” The paper examines how evolving vehicle architectures will empower future mobility and addresses what OEMs need to be thinking about today, in order to enable the dynamic SDVs of tomorrow.

The Journey to Software-Defined Vehicles White Paper
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