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In-vehicle ethernet development at Renault
Spirent and Renault are collaborating on technology development for increasing vehicle network connectivity and speed using ethernet for the connected car.
Spirent Communications’ Automotive Ethernet BroadR-Reach Conformance and Performance test system has been selected by Renault to help develop next generation in-vehicle networks that provide drivers and passengers with the multiple benefits of connected cars.
Current in-vehicle networks are unable to provide the capacity or transmission speed to implement the new features sought by growing numbers of drivers. Driver assistance features such as 360 degree video cameras and advanced driver assist systems require new networking, which will also provide cost and efficiency benefits to both users and manufacturers.
“Renault is at the forefront of technology and is constantly looking to provide drivers and passengers with new features. Automotive Ethernet will help provide a lot of these features and benefits,” said Alain Couvreux, EE architecture expert leader of Renault. “As the automotive industry adopts new information technology and creates the connected car, it needs to embrace new systems. Spirent has the expertise and innovation to implement new technologies like automotive Ethernet.”
“Spirent and Renault are collaborating to verify that high quality new features can be delivered to vehicle users in a timely manner,” said Pete Nicholson, general manager of Spirent’s Automotive Business Unit. “Spirent products are used extensively in the IT and telecoms industries. As the automotive industry builds more connected cars, our knowledge will help to implement the vehicles of the future.”
Spirent’s automotive Ethernet BroadR-Reach conformance and performance test system is part of a portfolio of products for automotive, systems and device manufacturers, enabling them to build new connected car features into next-generation vehicles.