Network communications in the vehicular networks domain are being developed to efficiently broadcast safety alerts, real-time traffic congestion probing, and distribute on-road multimedia content.
Today’s vehicles are equipped with more electronics than before to deal with the various needs of drivers and passengers and to improve fuel efficiency.
A variety of sensors and actuators and ECUs are interconnected by multiple in-vehicle networking paradigms, exchanging information and coordinating controls to allow more valuable functionalities to be implemented. In general, there are five representative in-vehicle networking technologies employed in current automobiles:
- Controller area network or CAN;
- Local interconnect network
- Media Oriented Systems Transport
References: In-Vehicle Networking: Protocols, Challenges, and Solutions from Jun Huang, Mingli Zhao, Yide Zhou, and Cong-Cong Xing