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Sonatus joins Renesas R-Car consortium to accelerate software-defined vehicle innovation

Sunnyvale, Calif. – August 25, 2022 Sonatus, a global leader in software-defined vehicle technology, today announced it has joined the Renesas R-Car Consortium. The R-Car Consortium, enables customers to quickly identify and engage with the partners whose solutions will help them to accelerate innovation and receive end-to-end development support to build advanced Connected Car & ADAS solutions.

“As software becomes a critical driver in automobiles, application software becomes larger and more complex, the R-Car Consortium is a certified and trusted ecosystem that enables customers to cut through information overload to select the partners and solutions that will set them up for success,” said Jeffrey Chou, Co-founder and CEO of Sonatus. “Working with the R-Consortium we hope to simplify the journey for system developers to further reduce the number of development steps and costs required to bring the power of software-defined vehicle automation to market faster, while reducing complexity and cost, in the face of rapid change.”

The R-Car Consortium creates a flexible and diverse collaborative environment for system developers. By bringing together system integrators, middleware/application developers, and operating system and tools vendors who are developing solutions for the Connected Car, ADAS and Gateway market, with highly reliable and technically advanced SoCs, evaluation boards and software from Renesas. A global automotive semiconductor leader, Renesas has a long history delivering reliable and innovative automotive solutions for a wide range of systems.

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Sonatus is accelerating vehicle software innovation and the transition towards software-defined vehicles. The diverse products comprising the Sonatus Vehicle Platform serve as the key building blocks that allow automotive companies and their ecosystem to fast forward to the future of mobility and deliver continuous improvements in costs, capabilities, reliability, and user experience over the vehicle lifespan. Sonatus’ award-winning software platform is in mass production in over 1 million vehicles from Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis today and will grow to millions of cars by 2024. The company has raised more than $110 million USD with world-class automotive, technology, and venture investors including Foxconn, Hyundai Motor Group’s Kia Corporation, LG Electronics, Marvell, NEC and Translink Orchestrating Future Fund, SAIC Capital, Translink Capital, UMC Capital, and Wanxiang. Sonatus is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA (Silicon Valley), with offices in Dublin, Paris, Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo. Sonatus is a trademark of Sonatus, Inc. For more information visit

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