TIER IV is the creator of Autoware, the world’s first open-source software for autonomous driving, and provides Autoware-based full-stack solutions for the commercialization of autonomous vehicles.

“TIER IV values open-source software and is working with the Autoware Foundation members to develop the Open AD kit based on SOAFEE as a reference framework to accelerate the AD software development for software-defined vehicles. We look forward to working together with SOAFEE members to enable cloud-native software development for autonomous vehicles." - Shinpei Kato, Founder & CTO, TIER IV, Co-Founder & Chairman, The Autoware Foundation.