European Design and Automation Association
In premium vehicles, the number of distributed comfort, safety and infotainment-related functions is steadily increasing. For this reason, the requirements for the underlying communication architecture are also becoming stronger. In addition, the diversity of today's deployed communication technologies and the need for higher bandwidths complicate the design of future network architectures. Ethernet and IP, both standardized and widely used, could be one solution to homogenize communication architectures and to provide higher bandwidths. This paper focuses on a migration concept for replacing today's employed CAN-buses by Ethernet/IP-based networks.