After much hype and discussion, the age of the connected car is finally upon us. This leap forward in automotive innovation has been made possible by a number of factors coming together at the same time. Advances in components, connectivity, and standardization have brought us to a point where the reality of the connected car rests within touching distance.
But as we contemplate a slightly more distant future that goes even beyond the connected car towards the eventual widespread acceptance of autonomous driving, we must already begin thinking about what technological solutions we will have to deploy in order to make this a global reality. One of those technologies is sure to be the Open Alliance BroadR-Reach® (OABR) Automotive Ethernet standard — which, for a number of reasons, is the key to unlocking the truly smart vehicles of the future.
Applications of the future will depend on high data rates that cannot possibly be supported by today’s CAN, LIN, and FlexRay systems. Parking cameras, HD digital infotainment, ADAS sensors like Radar and eventually the “eyes and ears” for self-driving systems of the future will all be built on a high bandwidth Ethernet backbone.
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