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Sonatus Joins SOAFEE to Accelerate the Evolution of Software-Defined Vehicles

Industry-led collaboration intends to pioneer broad adoption of a cloud-native approach to automotive system development

Sunnyvale, Calif. – April 28, 2022 Sonatus, a global leader in software-defined vehicle technology, today announced it has joined The Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE), a collaboration defined by automakers, semiconductor suppliers, open source and independent software vendors, and cloud technology leaders. The goal of the project is to deliver a cloud-native architecture enhanced for mixed-criticality automotive applications, with corresponding open-source reference implementations to enable commercial and non-commercial offerings.

The power and potential of SOAFEE lies in the diverse perspectives and expertise of its members, which include ARM, AWS, Bosch, Cariad, and Woven Planet. Sonatus brings a unique approach to software-defined vehicle development to the group, underpinned by its team’s experience across both the IT and automotive industries.

“Our mission at Sonatus is to empower automakers with complete control over the architecture needed to build and operate software-defined vehicles, which aligns closely with SOAFEE’s objective,” said Jeffrey Chou, Co-founder and CEO of Sonatus. “We’re proud to join SOAFEE and bring our expertise in software-defined technologies to the community to help accelerate the digital transformation of the automotive industry.”

Sonatus and SOAFEE have shared beliefs in the value of open source software and the potential of service-oriented architectures to transform how automakers approach software development.

“Perhaps the biggest benefit of software-defined vehicles is the ability to enhance their functionality and add new features post-production; service-oriented architectures built for seamless integration will allow OEMs to do that much faster,” said Yu Fang, Co-founder and CTO of Sonatus. “We’re excited to lend our software-defined technologies expertise to SOAFEE and champion the next era of automotive software innovation.”

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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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