MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia network technology developed to enable the efficient transport of streaming, packet and control data in an auto-mobile. It is the communication backbone of an infotainment system in a car. Of course, MOST is also applicable to other fields such as home entertainment systems.
MOST is a communication system with a new, flexible architecture, used by many different manufacturers. It is the most widely used multimedia network in the automotive industry.
In 2007, more than 50 car models were equipped with MOST Technology. MOST defines the protocol, hardware, software and system layers, that are necessary for the high-performance and cost effective transport of real-time data in a shared medium. MOST Technology is developed and standardized within the MOST Cooperation through a joint effort of carmakers and their suppliers.