BMW Group joins AVnu Alliance
WORLD: BMW Group is the newest member to join the AVnu Alliance, marking the growth of the industry consortium in the automotive industry.
The AVnu Alliance members represent all facets of automotive technology, such as OEMs, silicon manufacturers, Tier 1 technology suppliers and middleware providers. The AVnu Alliance is dedicated to advancing AVB certification to give automotive manufacturers confidence that all parts of the complex automotive network will work seamlessly together.
‘Ethernet and AVB are the natural step for infotainment in the connected automobile to allow for multiple in-vehicle systems to simultaneously access information over a single and high-data-rate network,’ said Luca DeAmbroggi, principal analyst, automotive semiconductor, IHS Research. ‘In particular, BMW has already demonstrated its strong focus on the deployment of Ethernet technology in the car. With the addition of BMW as a member, the AVnu Alliance is further broadening the number of key players supporting the usage of AVB within the vehicle.’
‘As BMW sets out to deliver unique customer experiences, BMW is one of the innovation leaders of the industry,’ commented Alexander Maier, director of E/E architectures and semiconductor standards, BMW Group. ‘Introducing Ethernet-based communication is key to a reliable and powerful in-car networking, on which innovations can be built. BMW is excited about the opportunities the membership in the AVnu Alliance brings in respect to standardised quality-of-service Ethernet, which will allow us to further enhance the safety and infotainment functionalities in our vehicles.’
‘We are extremely excited to welcome BMW Group to the AVnu Alliance,’ enthused Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance president. ‘BMW is a leader in deploying Ethernet in the vehicle and they have deep technical expertise on complex vehicle systems. The AVnu Alliance helps foster a new networking ecosystem by working with industry leading members such as BMW for innovative network applications.’