Communication Paradigms in the Vehicle of the Future: Service-Oriented, Data-Centric or RESTful?
Middleware protocols in the automobile
These days, users want to adapt their vehicle to their personal preferences, expand it with functions and provide it with regular updates, just as they do with their mobile devices. One building block for technically implementing these desired properties is Internet Protocol (‘IP’) based communication; IP opens the way for new design patterns, because it enables the use of higher-layer protocols. These “middleware” protocols should be examined in greater detail. What are their defining characteristics? And which ones can be considered for use in the automotive environment?