Hyundai plans to equip its vehicles with Ethernet technology, after BMW installed the Flexray ethernet system into the X5.
Recently Broadcom Corporation and Hyundai have closed a deal according to which the global innovation leader for wireless communications will power the next-generation connected car. Hyundai’s cars will be offered telematics, infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems features such as lane departure warning and surround view parking.
Broadcom plans to integrate the incompatible, but highly specialized protocols, such as low voltage differential signaling (LVDS), local area network (LAN) and control area network (CAN), into one Ethernet system, which will be the ‘backbone of the car.’ As Broadcom’s BroadR-Reach standard uses only two unshielded cables and not four, the system offers many wide-ranging advantages such as reducing the complexity and costs of electronics, but increasing their capabilities inside the car.
“Broadcom’s Ethernet solutions are now making their way into the vehicle, enabling a more scalable and open architecture. Our collaboration with Hyundai Motor will make features previously only available in luxury models accessible to a broader number of drivers, ultimately improving automotive safety for the masses,” said Dr. Ali Abaye, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Infrastructure and Networking Group.