Slides of a talk given at the Workshop on Specialized Networks held in Conjunction with ETFA 2009.
The use of networks for communications between the Electronic Control Units (ECU) of a vehicle in production cars dates from the beginning of the 90s. The specific requirements of the different car domains have led to the development of a large number of automotive networks such as LIN, J1850, CAN, FlexRay, MOST, etc..
This talk first introduces the context of in-vehicle embedded systems and, in particular, the requirements imposed on the communication systems. Then, we highlight future trends in the development of automotive communication systems.