EE Times Europe: Is the MOST technology included in all-new vehicle designs?
Dieter Seidl: Yes, of course. In the S-Class that was introduced last year, MOST was the network technology for the infotainment. Recently we rolled out the C-Class with MOST. We also announced publicly that we are committed to MOST. E-Class, SUVs as well the A and B compact class vehicles currently under development will come with MOST. It will also play a role in vehicle generations to come. It is a valid component of our networking concept, not just an option.
EE Times Europe: Does Daimler have a roadmap for the future development of MOST? If yes, how does it look like?
Seidl: The current generation is MOST150, which includes the capability of Ethernet integration. The Ethernet channel is already used in our systems since the introduction of the Mercedes S-Class last year.
In terms of further development, we are currently busy stabilising this version at the process level. The next steps will focus on cost-down optimisation. For future MOST generations we won't support Gigabit versions.