- 1986: Bosch introduces CAN.
Robert Bosch unveils the network he created for vehicles at a conference in Detroit, Michigan.
- Early 1990s: Rockwell, Honeywell, and Cincinatti Milacron work toward higher-level protocol.
Their collaboration fell through, but this alliance started work that would end in the creation of DeviceNet.
- Rockwell creates DeviceNet.
Rockwell first adapted CAN to the Industrial Automation industry.
- 1994: Rockwell releases DeviceNet for ODVA regulation.