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In-vehicle communication networks - a historical perspective and review
Navet, Nicolas; Simonot-Lion, Françoise


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Keywords :
Automotive embedded systems; communication networks; in-vehicle communications; Autosar; Electronic Control Units
Abstract :
[en] The use of networks for communications between the Electronic Control Units (ECU) of a vehicle in production cars dates from the beginning of the 90s. The specific requirements of the different car domains have led to the development of a large number of automotive networks such as LIN, CAN, CAN FD, FlexRay, MOST, automotive Ethernet AVB, etc.. This report first introduces the context of in-vehicle embedded systems and, in particular, the requirements imposed on the communication systems. Then, a review of the most widely used, as well as the emerging automotive networks is given. Next, the current efforts of the automotive industry on middleware technologies which may be of great help in mastering the heterogeneity, are reviewed, with a special focus on the proposals of the AUTOSAR consortium. Finally, we highlight future trends in the development of automotive communication systems.
Disciplines :
Computer science
Author, co-author :
Navet, Nicolas ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC)
Simonot-Lion, Françoise;  LORIA - Université de Lorraine
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Title :
In-vehicle communication networks - a historical perspective and review
Publication date :
August 2013
Publisher :
University of Luxembourg
Commentary :
This technical report is an updated version of two earlier review papers on automotive networks: N. Navet, Y.-Q. Song, F. Simonot-Lion, C. Wilwert, "Trends in Automotive Communication Systems", Proceedings of the IEEE, special issue on Industrial Communications Systems, vol 96, nº6, pp1204-1223, June 2005. An updated version of this IEEE Proceedings then appeared as chapter 4 in The Automotive Embedded Systems Handbook in 2008. The technical report will appear as a chapter of the "Industrial Communication Technology Handbook", Second Edition, scheduled for publication in August 2014.
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