Trucks are becoming home to more and more on-board-computers (OBCs). One key to managing the influx of new technology is to expand the truck’s current network architecture. Another key is to integrate features into a high performance, expandable truck oriented computer. Many new technologies will be reviewed, including USB, MOST, IEEE 1394, Bluetooth, IDB-M, speech recognition and a comparison of optical or copper networking. This session will discuss issues in selecting suitable network topologies, computing architectures, methods of technology integration, and the migration of new computer and communications technology to the truck environment.