The HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing HDBaseT technology, announced today that it is expanding its activities into the field of automotive infrastructure. HDBaseT is a standard for the distribution of ultra-high-definition multimedia content, and is an ideal solution for in-vehicle connectivity.
GM has joined the Alliance's Board of Directors, as a Promoter member.
Both Daimler and Delphi Automotive have joined as Contributor members.
The HDBaseT Alliance is finalizing the specifications for HDBaseT Automotive, which allows for better efficiency and cost-savings in various automotive applications, including infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS):
• Unprecedented bandwidth of up to 6 Gbps throughput over 15 meters of single pair unshielded cable (UTP)
• Low latency (less than 10 µsec) in the distribution of uncompressed AV, Ethernet, controls, USB and power, over low-cost, low-weight and reliable cabling
• Native networking and multistreaming support
"GM is committed to bringing to market the best technologies and infrastructure to enable a safer and more pleasant driving experience. HDBaseT fits into this category, and we are looking forward to contributing to the Alliance and advance this vision."
Natalie Wiencowski, Global Lead of Electrical Hardware & Member of the Advanced Electrical Architecture Team at General Motors
"Daimler's customers expect the highest standards while driving one of our cars, and our goal is to deliver the underlying infrastructure to fulfill these expectations. HDBaseT is the technology that can facilitate this process."
Dr. Jan Bauer, Daimler
"As a leading automotive technology supplier, Delphi's solutions help make vehicles safer, greener and more connected, which makes our participation in this Alliance a good fit for both Delphi and HDBaseT Automotive."
Markus Kerkhoff, Global Engineering Director DCS, Delphi Packard E/EA
"HDBaseT is a mature and proven technology, now in its third generation. It perfectly addresses the challenges faced today by in-vehicle connectivity infrastructure, and brings simplicity, less cables and lower costs to the sector. With HDBaseT Automotive, we expect to replicate our AV success, for a game-changing development in the automotive market."
Ariel Sobelman, President, HDBaseT Alliance
About the HDBaseT Alliance
The HDBaseT Alliance advances and promotes the adoption of HDBaseT technology as the global standard for ultra-high-definition, digital connectivity. Since its founding in 2010 by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Valens, the Alliance has brought together the leading names in the consumer electronics, professional AV, industrial and automotive manufacturers, and it counts today with more than 150 members and thousands of products. The Alliance's Board of Directors includes representatives from LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Valens, and General Motors.