Novel trends in Automotive Networks: A perspective on Ethernet and the IEEE Audio Video Bridging

TitleNovel trends in Automotive Networks: A perspective on Ethernet and the IEEE Audio Video Bridging
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2014
AuthorsLo Bello, L.
Conference NameIEEE 19th International Conference on Emerging Technologies & Factory Automation (ETFA)
Date Published09/2014
Conference LocationBarcelona, Spain
Abstract

Ethernet is going to play a major role in automotive communications, thus representing a significant paradigm shift in automotive networking. Ethernet technology will allow for multiple in-vehicle systems (such as, multimedia/infotainment, camera-based advanced driver assistance and on-board diagnostics) to simultaneously access information over a single unshielded twisted pair cable. The leading technology for automotive applications is the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB), which offers several advantages, such as open specification, multiple sources of electronic components, high bandwidth, the compliance with the challenging EMC/EMI automotive requirements, and significant savings on cabling costs, thickness and weight. This paper surveys the state of the art on Ethernet-based automotive communications and especially on the IEEE AVB, with a particular focus on the way to provide support to the so-called scheduled traffic, that is a class of time-sensitive traffic (e.g., control traffic) that is transmitted according to a time schedule.

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