Powered by


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors




Automotive Ethernet Congress

February 12-13, 2020, Munich, Germany


We would like to thank all attendees, speakers, sponsors and our co-operation partner VOLVO for a great Automotive Ethernet Congress 2019 and look forward to a reunion in 2020!

Automotive Ethernet Congress 2019 Only one vehicle network technology instead of many

Small anniversary: On 13 and 14 February 2019, the Automotive Ethernet Congress of Elektronik automotive took place for the fifth time in a row. Around 1,000 participants, exhibitors and speakers informed themselves about the state of the art and discussed how and when the CAN ecosystem can be left.

The opening keynote this year came from Volvo: Martin Hiller, Technical Director Logical Elements and Software Architecture at the Volvo Car Group, made it clear in his lecture "Towards a Central Computer Architecture for E/E Systems in the Vehicle" that the software "will become the main asset of automobile manufacturers".
The keynote speech was followed by the sessions Automotive Ethernet Architecture, Physical Layer as well as Reliability, Safety and Security.

On the first day, the participants were able to participate in five workshops. The spectrum ranged from "Functional Ethernet ECU Testing - Simulation, Data Logging and Troubleshooting" to "1000BASE-T1 PHY Compliance Testing".

The second day of the congress started with a keynote speech by Dr. Kirsten Matheus, BMW, entitled „Empowering the In-vehicle Network“. The lecture began with a simple question: "Why are you here? 62 percent of respondents said they were attending the congress to learn about the latest trends in Automotive Ethernet so they can help their company make the (right) technological decisions. 76 percent of those surveyed are convinced that Automotive Ethernet will not only dominate the vehicle network of the future, but will also influence vehicle development itself.

Nicolas Morand and Antoine Guittet from Groupe PSA created the final presentation of the Automotive Ethernet Congress 2019, which convinced because comments of the audience were desired to discuss one of these topics openly. Kirsten Matheus answered directly, as usual: "It is not a question of discretion whether we can leave the CAN ecosystem. It's a necessity we just have to do."

The congress was rounded off by lively discussion in the accompanying exhibition with 52 companies, showing concrete products and solutions from semiconductors through connectors and cabling systems to different test solutions. For the full review report in German, please click here!

Picture Gallery 2019

To start the gallery: click on any picture


Video Automotive Ethernet Congress 2019



We would be very pleased to welcome you next year at the sixth Automotive Ethernet Congress on February 12 – 13, 2020 in the WESTIN GRAND in Munich.

If you are interested in our Automotive Ethernet Congress 2020, please fill out our contact form and we will be happy to keep you updated.