Hyundai Turns To Ethernet With Broadcom Deal
Hyundai Motor and Broadcom are building Ethernet networks into vehicles. Using a variant of Ethernet that Broadcom has developed specifically for cars, Hyundai hopes to replace older, slower data networks used to connect infotainment and telematics components in vehicles. Hyundai also wants Ethernet to power the new wave of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as lane departure sensors and surround view cameras. The reason is that Ethernet is fast, cheap, and is used by billions of networked computing devices. Broadcom has formed "One-Pair-Ether-Net (Open) Alliance Special Interest Group" of which there are 81 members, including Ford Motor, General Motors, Daimler, Honda, BMW, Nissan, and Volvo.