VDI Congress Electronic Systems for Vehicles Reveals MOST Future

The MOST Cooperation will be presenting a look into the MOST Future at the 14th International VDI Congress “Electronic Systems for Vehicles” in Baden-Baden (Germany). On October 7-8, 2009, member companies of the organization, through which the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) is standardized, will show various demonstrations presenting High-Definition video over MOST, Ethernet tunneling over MOST, MOST Consumer Connectivity solutions, and MOST compliance solutions.

MOST Future - Meeting Tomorrow's Needs - Electronic Systems for VehiclesThe latest MOST Technology succeeded in providing great speed enhancements and breakthroughs in keeping costs down. The new integrated Intelligent Network Interface Controller (INIC) architecture according to Specification Rev. 3.0 expands the audio/video capability for next generation automotive infotainment devices such as Head Units, Rear Seat Entertainment, Amplifiers, TV-Tuners and Video Displays. First series projects implementing MOST150 Technology have already been started by various car makers.

MOST – Meeting Tomorrow’s Needs
The next steps in the MOST roadmap comprise the exploitation of several top features: The seamless integration of portable consumer electronic devices will be realized. A further milestone is the support of HD audio and video content such as Blu-ray or HDTV. Upcoming features are camera applications, e.g. for use in driver assistance systems and enhanced diagnostics capabilities. The MOST physical layer, e.g. optimized optical connections, will be further improved and innovations are expected soon.

About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fiber or electrical unshielded or shielded twisted pair wire physical layers, that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today MOST is used in over 70 car models as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.

About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 65 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to further develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Harman/Becker and SMSC are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee.