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Automotive Networks

Bus Communication in Cars - Protocols, Standards, Software Architecture (Bussysteme in der Fahrzeugtechnik)

Werner Zimmermann,  Ralf Schmidgall                   German Translate

Automotive electronic systems are complex, networked structures in which many distributed hardware and software components interact to perform the desired functions. Smooth interaction is only possible with the help of reliable communication networks. This book provides an overview of the most important bus protocols and software standards used in vehicles. The introduction focuses on the higher protocol layers from the perspective of system, software and application engineers who need to develop and use such systems. Based on the basic principles of bus systems and data networks that are crucial for use in vehicles, the book offers an overview of the field and links the concepts of the major solutions currently used:

  • Vehicle bus systems: K-Line, CAN, CAN FD, LIN, FlexRay, Automotive Ethernet/IP, SAE J1850, MOST, PSI5, SENT, ASRB
  • Transport protocols: ISO TP, TP 1.6/2.0 and SAE J1939 for CAN, AUTOSAR TP for FlexRay
  • Diagnostic protocols: KWP 2000, UDS, OBD, DoIP
  • Calibration protocols: CCP, XCP, ASAM MCD, ODX, OTX, FIBEX
  • Standardized software components: OSEK/VDX, HIS, AUTOSAR
  • Telematics communication: Car to Car, Car to Infrastructure (Car2X)
  • Toolchains for bus analysis and network planning, diagnostic tools, flashing

The fifth edition (ISBN 978-3-658-02419-2) now has about 500 pages. Topics covered include CAN FD Flexible Datarate, Automotive Ethernet, Diagnostics over IP (DoIP) and AUTOSAR 4.x as well as innovations in the FlexRay 3.x, ODX, OTX, FIBEX, LIN and MOST communication standards. The descriptions of CAN, FlexRay and MOST have been further expanded, including a detailed analysis of the timing behavior of CAN, LIN, FlexRay and the OSEK/AUTOSAR OS operating system. Sensor-actuator buses such as SENT, PSI5, DSI and ASRB are described, as well as the field of ​​telematics with Car-to-X data transmission.

The book can be ordered in bookstores, directly from Springer-Verlag, from Thalia or Amazon (hardcover or e-book). Pay attention to the respective edition of all internet offers (currently 5th edition). Even though the established standards have only been modified very cautiously in recent years, there may still be some more significant changes, such as in the FlexRay transport protocol. Newer solutions, such as Automotive Ethernet or CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD), naturally were not yet included in the older editions.

The Chinese translation (ISBN 978-7-111-34141-3) is published by China Machine Press, the Polish edition (ISBN 978-83-206-1698-9) is by Wkt-Verlag .

E-learning materials and webcasts on concepts from the book can be found here.

The most important standardization bodies:


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