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Mercedes Announces MOST Implementation In SLK And CLS

Emmanuel P March 15, 2011

With the number of electronic devices in today’s automobiles, it’s only logical that a networking technology specifically designed and meeting Mercedes’ strict quality standards be implemented in the automaker’s high-performance sedans.

In selecting SMSC’s Media Orientated Systems Transport (MOST) networking technology, Mercedes has cemented MOST as the standard network for infotainment systems used by Mercedes vehicles. The MOST system enables the integration of various infotainment systems such as DVD players, mobile phones, navigation systems and other digital-media devices. MOST sends and receives these signals to the sound processing units and video screens digitally and without static.

Said Dr. Christian Thiel, Vice President and General Manager of SMSC Automotive Information Systems group,”We are pleased that MOST has been selected again by Daimler for its line of high-performance Mercedes-Benz SLK- and CLS-Classes, which are flagships of their global fleet.”

According to Mercedes, “Daimler launched its first Mercedes-Benz model with MOST in 2002. The MOST Cooperation along with SMSC, one of its members, have continuously worked to improve the MOST technology to meet Daimler’s strict requirements for transmission performance and reliability. As a result of its performance, quality and reliability, MOST is the chosen infotainment network for these widely sold models.”


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