-- Ethernet could be catalyst for bringing the automotive industry a step closer to connected vehicles
"Ethernet could be the catalyst for bringing the automotive industry a step closer to connected vehicles," says
The growth of electronics and growing number of control units has led to a complex EE architecture. Connectivity of sub networks and communication of control units require higher bandwidths. Car networks such as LIN, CAN, and FlexRay are not specified to cover the increasing demands for bandwidth and scalability.
The bandwidth requirement for in-vehicle electronic applications, such as camera-assisted parking with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), lane departure warning systems, collision avoidance systems, and traffic light recognition is higher, in the range over 100Mbps. The number of nodes to be connected therefore is also higher. Most importantly, proven IP-based Ethernet technology enables OEMs to use a single-network platform by significantly reducing the connectivity cost and cabling weight. It is scalable and flexible enough to be used in multiple vehicle segments.
"OEMs are now working to bring in Ethernet into their future models that will fulfil all kinds of telematics and infotainment demands of end users," says Ms. Krishnamurthy. "OEMs can benefit from the use of Ethernet to reduce connectivity cost and weight due to lighter cabling leading to better fuel economy."
BMW AG, in partnership with
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