Low Cost Fault Tolerant and Redundant Multiplex Wiring System for Automotive Applications 2004-01-1572
A low cost fault tolerant and redundant multiplex wiring system specifically designed for automotive applications is described in this paper. Although there are many multiplex wiring systems are being used to simplify the car wiring harness, but very few are low cost, fault tolerant and redundant at the same time. Most of the system address mainly the protocol and software issues and neglected the reliability of the multiplex wiring system. This paper addresses the fault tolerant and redundancy of the system and use hardware based integrated circuit to convert from parallel to serial at the transmitter side and serial to parallel at the receiver side.