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Keynote: Trends in Future In-Vehicle Communication Networks

Andreas Lock, Ph.D.
Vice President Development Electronic Control Units and SW Excellence, Robert Bosch GmbH
Andreas Lock, MIPI DevCon 2020 speaker

Andreas Lock

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In the coming years, there will be a transition of automobiles to cloud-connected devices with vehicle-centralized E/E-architectures that utilize high-performance server computers. Functions can then be repartitioned between embedded / zonal controllers, server computers and the cloud. Consequently, the communication data volume in the vehicle and to the cloud will increase with a tightening demand for higher bandwidth, lower latency, better determinism and overall improved QoS. As a result, the technology solution portfolio will extend, giving room to high-speed asymmetric links from camera, radar and lidar modules to ECUs and ECUs to displays that transport mobile protocols such as CSI-2 and DSI-2, as well as high-speed Ethernet connecting ECUs, and the evolution of existing technologies such as CAN(-XL), all to meet cost performance demands for the data transmission of video, radar and lidar information.


After earning a Ph.D. in solid state physics (MPI für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany), Andreas joined the sensor development center of Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen. He has held several positions in sensor development, electronics manufacturing and ECU development, and hejoined a JV with Hyundai Motors in Korea as head of the KEFICO Engineering & Technology Institute (KETI) for engine management ECUs.

From 2011 until 2015, Andreas was responsible for innovation and technology management at the Automotive Electronics division, where he built up an innovation lab and introduced a technology management framework. In 2016, he joined a corporate technology department as head of Systems Engineering for E/E architectures and took over his current position as head of development for E/E architecture and Software Excellence at powertrains solutions by the end of 2018.