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Kia joins the list of MOST-subscribing automakers

21st July 2015
Barney Scott

The MOST Co-operation - standardisation organisation for the leading automotive multimedia network technology Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) - is delighted to announce that Kia Motors has integrated MOST150 into its latest vehicle model, the Kia K900. With Kia, MOSTCO sees another car brand count on MOST150 for its in-car multimedia network, alongside Audi, Daimler, Volkswagen, and Volvo. 

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 Mbit/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.

"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."

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