The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – welcomes the recent rollout of the new Audi A3, the first car model that integrates the latest MOST Generation MOST150. “Since first implementing MOST in an Audi car in 2002, MOST has become the established standard for the networking of premium infotainment systems at Audi,” stated Stephan Esch, Head of Vehicle Networking, Technical Development at AUDI AG. “Now the new generation MOST150 is being launched in the new Audi A3 series. This also initiates the vehicle platforms MQB (modular transverse construction set) and MLB (modular longitudinal construction set) which will proceed in upcoming vehicle models ranging from the Volkswagen Golf to the Audi A8.” Following the Audi A3, the technology will roll out successively through each of the series in the Volkswagen group.
“With the current MOST150 rollout, the Audi A3 is the first car on the road that provides an Ethernet channel to all nodes of its infotainment system,” said Dr. Christian Thiel, MOST Cooperation Administrator. “The MOST Cooperation has added this dedicated Ethernet channel to the other widely used transport mechanisms already supported by MOST for the transmission of audio, video and control information.” The Ethernet Channel of MOST150 runs like an IEEE802.x network. MOST150 adds Ethernet technology to a networking technology that was designed to meet stringent automotive requirements.