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Automotive OPEN Alliance Continues Connected Car Innovation

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April 7, 2015—The OPEN Alliance (One-Pair EtherNet) Special Interest Group, a non-profit industry alliance established to drive wide scale adoption of Ethernet-based automotive connectivity, announced broad availability of its automotive Ethernet specifications.

The public release of the specifications is aimed at continuing the Alliance's demonstrated momentum in establishing single pair Ethernet as the connectivity technology of choice for the connected car. For more information visit www.opensig.org.

"The automotive industry is experiencing one of its most transformative periods in history and it's all about connectivity," said Natalie A. Wienckowski, General Motors' Architect - Electronics Hardware Global Lead and OPEN Alliance SIG Chair. "Based on its high bandwidth, price-performance, ubiquity and inherent network security features, use of automotive Ethernet is on a significant trajectory. By making our specifications widely available, we can further drive wide scale adoption of the technology throughout the automotive ecosystem."

A report from ABI research predicts the automotive Ethernet segment to grow exponentially over the coming years, reaching 15 to 20 automotive Ethernet ports per vehicle by 2020.  As the proven technology of choice pervasive throughout the enterprise, Ethernet delivers the same performance and cost benefits to the car environment, creating an efficient, secure, high-bandwidth network on wheels.

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