View Full Version : BMW Testing in car IP networking

12-03-2007, 03:23 AM
Looks like all major components of all the control systems(including ABS, Airbags, idrive, etc) for BMW cars in the future may be connected through Internet protocol via Lan to a central server in the car. Hackers start your, or someone else's, engines!


Never thought I would see the day I would have to worry about the car getting a virus. Lets hope they use a OS more stable than Vista, perhaps Linux.

King Luis
12-03-2007, 09:22 AM
it'll most likely be some form of linux.
i probably won't buy it until i know it's faultless.

12-03-2007, 10:54 AM
If you want to know what type of gadgets cars will have in the future, watch a James Bond flick. Minus the rockets and guns of course.:D

12-03-2007, 12:38 PM
lol: imagine a fatal expection blue screen on your dash !

12-03-2007, 10:15 PM
They're just talking about BMW changing the networking protocol to IP... I don't see it saying anything about changing the OS controlling the devices. Two different things.

12-03-2007, 11:33 PM
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12-03-2007, 11:43 PM
Sorry I mixed up the links, this is what I read talking about a pc,

"In order to enable a radical simplification of the network jungle, the BMW engineers tested the aptitude of the Internet Protocol for applications in engine compartment and dashboard. For their experimental in-car network, they used standard PC and embedded electronic parts and included, among other ECUs, engine control (DME), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and dashboard head unit. In addition, a multimedia server and a camera were part of the network; gateways connected conventional non-standard automotive applications."

For all the details see link below:


12-04-2007, 03:01 PM
Haha getting the blue screen of death would not be good... i think if they made this pc idea, mac should be the platform they use..