Electronics continue to permeate into all facets of automotive design, and with the era of autonomous vehicles looming on the horizon, the electronics quotient will ramp up that much more. In turn, numerous communications standards have emerged to handle the massive amounts of data transfer involving systems such as ADAS and advanced infotainment. To de-clutter the crowd of standards, the industry is trying to narrow down the amount of communications buses. And it appears automotive Ethernet has pulled ahead of the pack.
Key points of discussion include:
- Is wireless viable?
- Making multiple ECUs work with advanced systems
- The EMI issue with Ethernet
- Adapting Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to automotive design
- Time-Triggered Ethernet (TTE) for fault-tolerant synchronization