MOST150 Implementation in the All-new Volvo XC90
Karlsruhe (Germany) May 18, 2015 – The MOST® Cooperation - standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network technology Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) - is pleased to announce that Volvo has integrated MOST150 into its brand new vehicle model Volvo XC90. "Proceeding on its path of success, MOSTCO celebrates the growing acceptance of the automotive network standard, now with the implementation by key carmaker Volvo," stated Henry Muyshondt, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation. "With Volvo, we are pleased to welcome the fourth carmaker already embracing MOST150, following Audi, Daimler, and Hyundai. Accordingly, Volvo is taking advantage of the MOST network concept, which is inherently scalable and extendable with respect to speed and the amount and characteristics of the data channels." Along with the higher bandwidth of 150 Mbit/s, MOST150 features an isochronous transport mechanism to support extensive video applications, as well as an Ethernet
channel for efficient transport of IP-based packet data. This channel carries Ethernet packets according to IEEE 802.3. Thus, standard TCP/IP stacks can be used without change. In consequence, the latest generation of MOST provides the automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet in the car.
Volvo’s all-new XC90 is the first car in its range built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) modular chassis technology developed in-house. For seamless smartphone integration, the XC90 offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which brings selected features and services familiar to smartphone users directly into the car via the center console touch screen display. Users will immediately recognize the well-known icons for their basic applications, such as phone, messages, music and navigation.
About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. 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. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, over 180 car models use MOST as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.
About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) 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 international carmakers and key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see http://www.mostcooperation.com.
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