Altia, the automotive industry leader in cockpit HMI software solutions, has joined the Scalable Open Architecture for Embedded Edge (SOAFEE) special interest group. With production-proven expertise in cockpit HMI software for connected vehicles and functional safety solutions for mission-critical systems, Altia will strengthen the group’s software ecosystem as it continues to define a software architecture and reference software framework for the vehicles of the future.
Founded by Arm, a world-leading semiconductor IP company, SOAFEE is an industry-led collaboration between companies across the automotive and technology sectors. The organization aims to address the challenge of increasing complexity in vehicle software for software-defined vehicles (SDVs) of the future by creating a unified and scalable automotive software development architecture. Based on cloud-native technologies, SOAFEE enables the entire automotive software development process (system architecture, application development and deployment and functional testing) to be performed in the cloud, by simulating the automotive software development environment and abstracting the underlying hardware. This allows most of the functional verification to be done in advance, significantly reducing the cost of development and maintenance of the whole automotive software system, as well as benefiting all enterprises and users in the supply chain. The SOAFFEE project is being conducted in collaboration with automotive industry leaders from companies including Continental, Volkswagen CARIAD, Amazon Web Services and BOSCH.
“We are delighted to join SOAFEE. Altia will share our expertise in both automotive and IoT industries with SOAFEE and work together with all members to create leading software architecture and reference software framework to empower the automotive industry,” said Jason Williamson, VP of Marketing at Altia.
Altia is a software company that provides graphical user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Our GUI editor, Altia Design, offers development teams the capability to implement a model-based development process for clear communication and accelerated user interface development. Our code generator, Altia DeepScreen, supports a vast range of low- to high-powered processors from a variety of industry-leading silicon providers. Altia generates pure C source code that is optimized to take full advantage of hardware resources. Graphics code generated by Altia is driving millions of displays worldwide – from automotive instrument clusters, HUDs and radios to thermostats, washing machines and healthcare monitors. Our mission is to get the best automotive, medical and consumer interfaces into production in the shortest time on the lowest cost hardware.
Altia was founded in 1991. Its customers include automotive OEMs and Tier 1s like Continental Automotive, Denso, Stellantis, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Renault, Magneti Marelli, Nippon Seiki, Valeo, Visteon and more – plus leading consumer device manufacturers like Electrolux, Whirlpool, NordicTrack and many others.