MOST-AUTOSAR Integration Enhances Driver Assistance Networking Technology

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 9, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Interoperability is being used by enterprises to enhance their business operations and the company that has recently banked on this concept is Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions.

Microchip Technology announces that designers who use the Automotive Open System Architecture (AUTOSAR) to develop and reuse their in-vehicle software can now connect their systems to not only networking technologies but also to Microchip’s Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – the de-facto standard for multimedia and infotainment networking in the automotive industry. Designed to provide an efficient and cost-effective fabric to transmit audio, video, data and control information between any devices attached to an automobile Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INICs) for cross-domain communication in an AUTOSAR system, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which simplifies automotive networking and diagnostics.

With the introduction of the AUTOSAR 4.x standard, most other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are now also migrating to AUTOSAR. It has therefore become important that the infotainment domain of a vehicle is able to support AUTOSAR, at least where an interaction with other domains is necessary. The integration of AUTOSAR with MOST Infotainment will help redefine the present driver assistance networking technology.

“ETAS successfully developed a concept study and demonstration that integrates key elements of MOST technology into AUTOSAR,” says Dr. Alexander Leonhardi, Senior Manager at Bosch subsidiary ETAS (provider of innovative solutions, engineering services, consulting, training, and support for the development of embedded systems for the automotive industry). He further adds, “There are several use cases where it is useful for MOST technology and AUTOSAR to interoperate.”