Automotive Ethernet Consortium Takes 100Mbps Ethernet to the Street

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) recently announced the launch of the Automotive Ethernet Consortium, which hopes to pave the way for semiconductor companies to address automotive industry requirements for next generation in-vehicle networking. We talked to Dave Estes, Ethernet manager and research and development engineer for UNH-IOL, and Jeff Lapak, UNH-IOL senior manager for Ethernet technologies to get more background and to understand what the announcement means for developers of embedded automotive systems.