Automotive standards - from CAN through UDS to ODX and OTX
Today, the auto industry applies standards in many areas that are not subject to competition. These standards come into being in a whole host of ways ranging from casual collaborations through European-based associations (e.g. ASAM) to large standardization organizations (e.g. ISO, SAE).
Using standards results in a large number of advantages, notably considerably shorter development and engineering times as well as much lower costs per unit.
Softing Automotive Electronics is an active member of associations and organizations that define market standards.