MOST Forum 2012: MOST Cooperation releases MOST150 onto the road

February 13, 2012 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
At the fourth MOST Forum on March 20, 2012 in Stuttgart/Esslingen (Germany), the MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) will again participate as knowledge partner and exhibitor to showcase the latest technology highlights. The theme of this year's exhibit is 'MOST150 Rolls Off the Line', describing the third generation of MOST Technology hitting the road in 2012.

Christian Thiel, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation as the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST), highlights that through MOST150, Ethernet inherently also goes into series production. "MOST150 meets the requirements not only for the traditional areas of entertainment and information, but also for the new domains of mobile connectivity, connected services, and driver assistance", Thiel said. In addition to transporting high Quality of Service (QoS) audio and video, this technology also provides an automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet protocols within the car. MOST is thus equivalent to an IEEE802.x network.

Besides exhibiting, MOSTCO Technical Coordinator Wolfgang Bott will speak on MOST application in driver assistance systems. In his presentation at 14:30 on March 20, 2012, Bott will give evidence supporting the need for seamless integration of infotainment and driver assistance. Both hard real-time and high bandwidth requirements must be met. A multi-channel network approach with inherent synchronicity will be the first choice. If then additional advantages such as maturity, cost efficiency and flexible topology come along with an appropriate safety integrity level, MOST is proven to fit best from a system solution perspective.

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