For the sixth time in a row, the Automotive Ethernet Congress took place in Munich. More than 850 participants, speakers and exhibitors were able to inform themselves in two keynotes, 17 lectures and six workshops not only about the current technology developments in Automotive Ethernet and in vehicle networking, but also to participate in the controversial discussions about the transmission of low data rates of up to 10 Mbit/s.
The trend towards networked, automated and electric vehicles not only has an impact on the automotive industry itself, but also on the E/E architecture and thus the vehicle network. The demand for higher bandwidth, lower latency or better determinism is increasing. This requires appropriate IVN technologies such as Automotive Ethernet. But the actually desired standardization of the vehicle network is not yet in sight. In the low-end sector, for example, two alternatives are available with 10BASE-T1S and CAN-XL, which have their right to exist depending on the point of view. Discussions on this will certainly continue at the seventh Automotive Ethernet Congress, which will be held in Munich on February 10 and 11, 2021.