5. Conclusion and Future Work
In this paper, we described the IP architecture of the next generation of Daimler’s vehicle infotainment systems. The IP architecture provides the basic mechanisms for applications on the infotainment system to access information and services on the Internet. Based on the Ethernet channel of MOST150, all devices in a MOST network are provided with access to the Internet. The mechanisms of the IP architecture provide the flexibility to configure the connections according to the requirements of the IP access or security considerations.
As next steps, the IP architecture of the infotainment system will be integrated more tightly with the IP mechanisms of the user’s mobile devices. To this end, the appropriate standards also on the higher layers need to be supported (see, e.g., , ). In particular, the use case of of seamlessly integrated mobile consumer devices over WLAN is currently becoming more and more relevant and will have to be supported by vehicle infotainment systems.
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