A comprehensive overview of automotive in-vehicle networks, including past and current day protocols, applications and implementations, and a look at future trends, eg. Flexray and Bluetooth. This text provides a comprehensive discussion of automotive in-vehicle networks, covering past, current and future trends in the technology. The book starts with a detailed overview of the historical evolution of automotive in-vehicle networks, from its inception to current day technology, giving an excellent introduction to the field. Leen then goes on to consider, in depth, all aspects of current networks, whilst also looking to future trends in the technology, and systems that are now in development. * Provides systematic coverage of past and future trends in automotive in-vehicle networking technology, making an ideal reference text for practising engineers, advanced students and researchers. * Presents a comprehensive examination of protocols in existing in-vehicle networks, such as the Controller Area Network (CAN), Time Triggered Controller Area Network, Byteflight, Flexray, Bluetooth, Media Orientated System Transport (MOST), and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Data Bus (IDB). * Discusses applications and implementation issues for each networking technology. * Analyses the design of fault tolerant distributed systems, and considers design guidelines for EletroMagnetic Compliance (EMC), Fault Tree Analysis and failure management. * Includes detailed appendices, setting out additional past and present automotive network protocols. * Reaches a wide market due to rapid growth of the technology in Asia, particularly in China, and also its relevance to aerospace applications. Essential reading for Practising Electronics Engineers in industry and researchers developing automotive electronic systems, and senior undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses on automotive/embedded system design.