The OPEN Alliance Technical Committee 6 (TC6) focuses on media independent communication interfaces (xMII) in order to improve their applicability for automotive networks.
Moving towards standardized interfaces is an important factor for the successful introduction of Ethernet technologies. It enhances reliability and interoperability as well as it reduces development time and risk.
Objectives of the TC6 are to capture relevant automotive requirements for communication interfaces, to analyze existing xMII standards and to identify gaps and incompatibilities regarding automotive networks.
As conclusion the TC6 creates recommendations for automotive xMII standards and specifies xMII relevant enhancements.