Issue: May 2011


MOST Forum 2011 Reports Upbeat Atmosphere



Carmakers Prove MOST150 to Be Ready for Mass Production

by Lenny Case

Over 165 professionals from the automotive electronics industry and academia attended the third MOST Forum on April 5, 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany. Again, the broad international audience was composed of attendees from all over Europe, Asia and North America. "We are pleasantly surprised by the continuously rising number of participants at this leading event for automotive infotainment," stated Dr. Christian Thiel, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation - the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST). "The theme for this MOST Forum was 'MOST150 - Next Step: Rollout'. In addition to this applicatory approach to MOST Technology demonstrated by Audi and Daimler, several papers presented research results and visions for possible future scenarios, including gigabit transmission over POF (plastic optical fiber)." In his keynote speech, Peter Haeussermann, Head of Telematics Electrics/Electronics at Daimler, attested that MOST150 has successfully passed comprehensive evaluation and is ready for mass production. He concluded with the outlook that Daimler will start MOST150 in Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles in 2013.

In the well-attended exhibition area, numerous companies presented their innovative MOST solutions and applications. Amongst the exhibitors was the MOST Cooperation, with a demonstrator showing the seamless integration capabilities of Ethernet based devices with MOST. The central MOST hub device showed how different physical layer and topology options may be used depending on application requirements. Audi, BMW and Daimler brought in some of their latest car models to demonstrate MOST applications, such as rear seat entertainment and Internet access. Avago Technologies, Continental, Elektrobit, GADV, Goepel electronic, Hamamatsu Photonics, K2L, LeCroy, Melexis, Ontorix, Ruetz System Solutions, SMSC, Telemotive, TTTech Automotive, Vector Informatik, and Yazaki also exhibited their latest products and services. Several partners provided their knowledge and expertise to the MOST Forum. These include knowledge partner MOST Cooperation (www.mostcooperation.com), industry partner ZVEI (Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association, www.zvei.org) and media partners Auto Electronics (www.autoelectronics.com), Automotive Industries (www.ai-online.com), EE Times Europe (www.eetimes.eu), Elektronik automotive (www.elektroniknet.de), and ElektronikPraxis (www.elektronikpraxis.de).

MOST Forum presentations and speeches: http://www.mostforum.com/2011/webinar/

MOST Special Edition including MOST Forum conference proceedings (April 2011) Download at http://www.mostcooperation.com/publications/brochures_newsletters/latest/index.html

Annual Achievement Report 2011 of the MOST Cooperation (April 2011) Download at http://www.mostcooperation.com/publications/brochures_newsletters/latest/index.html

About the MOST Forum
The MOST Forum is an International conference and exhibition on infotainment technology using MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport). MOST is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other application fields. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. The MOST Cooperation is the knowledge partner of the MOST Forum. It is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. Today it consists of 16 international carmakers and more than 60 key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. Further information on the MOST Cooperation is available at http://www.mostcooperation.com. The MOST Forum is organized by qaqadu event gmbh. For more information please see http://www.mostforum.com


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