Karlsruhe, Germany. The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO), the standardization organization for the Media Oriented Systems Transport automotive multimedia network technology, has announced that Kia Motors has integrated MOST150 into its new Kia K900.
“Kia has chosen MOST150 for its flagship K900 car model because of its powerful telematics service,” stated Henry Muyshondt, administrator of the MOST Cooperation. “Kia can take advantage of the latest MOST Technology, providing a versatile platform for systems that deliver digital life into the car.” With Kia, MOSTCO now welcomes a new car brand to count on MOST150 for their in-car multimedia network, next to Audi, Daimler, Volkswagen, and Volvo, the organization announced.
The MOST network concept is inherently scalable and extendable with respect to speed and the number and characteristics of the data channels. At the advanced bandwidth of 150 Mb/s, MOST150 features in parallel both an isochronous transport mechanism to support extensive video applications and an Ethernet channel for efficient transport of IP-based packet data. Using standard TCP/IP stacks without change, the transport of Ethernet packets conforms to IEEE 802.3. Subsequently, the latest generation of MOST provides the automotive-ready physical layer for Ethernet in the car.
MOST 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.
MOSTCO is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. 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.