The FAW Group of China has joined the MOST Cooperation to bring interconnected audio, video, control and Internet Protocol (IP) information to vehicles.
The MOST Cooperation is standardized technology that brings infotainment systems to modern vehicles and Microchip Technology Inc. is one of the semiconductor companies behind the organization by supplying the network interface controllers. MOST currently has an installed base of more than 150 million devices in more than 170 car models.
The FAW Group is the first Chinese automotive OEM to join the group. The state-run car maker is based out of Changchun in the Jilin province. The vehicle manufacturer produces passenger cars as well as light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, buses and auto parts. Established in 1953, the car firm is one of China’s oldest and largest automotive makers with more than 1 million units sold annually under 10 different domestic Chinese brands.
The MOST standard allows for the transportation of information content over a single connection enabling vehicle OEMs the ability to offer simplified wiring harnesses while contributing to a lighter overall vehicle with greater fuel economy, Microchip said.