Connected Gateways Market – A Review of The Current Situation
Remote software upgrades are expected to become an important tool for decreasing the cost of software recalls
Automobiles used to be very simple, with electrics covering all but the basics with lighting and ignition. Over time, and with the development of integrated circuitry, electronics entered the vehicle with single wires being used as control lines between switches and actuators. Modern vehicles feature many mutually linked built-in electronic control units (ECUs) that exchange signals, forming several communication networks, which handle a variety of communication protocols and data formats such as CAN, LIN, and FlexRay. In order to make these signals available throughout the entire vehicle network across the different communication protocols without delay, a device was needed that could link all sub-networks together. The integrated gateway was introduced, translating signals between the various communication protocols used in modern vehicles.