Ethernet is coming to cars. Cars now have rear-view cameras and infotainment systems which require video to be transported at a high data rate. Ethernet is the best technology to carry this data.
Ethernet celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013, and has evolved to support many speeds (10Mbps to 100Gbps) and environments. It is low cost, well understood, an open standard with many suppliers, and works well with TCP/IP and other protocol stacks.
In addition, power can be supplied over Ethernet cables, reducing the amount of wiring needed in a car. Ethernet enables a network of distributed programmable computers, allowing features to be implemented by software in general-purpose electronic control units.
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