Title: A novel vehicle communication paradigm based on Cellular Networks for improving the safety in roads

Authors: Jose Santa, Rafael Toledo-Moreo, Antonio F. Gomez-Skarmeta

Addresses: Department of Information and Communications Engineering, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30001 Murcia, Spain. ' Department of Information and Communications Engineering, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30001 Murcia, Spain. ' Department of Information and Communications Engineering, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo, 30001 Murcia, Spain

Abstract: Main aim of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) applied to roads is to increase their safety. To achieve this goal, many researchers are focused on developing robust and efficient communication links between vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V). Most of the works in the current literature are based on vehicular ad hoc networks. This paper presents a network infrastructure based on Cellular Networks (CNs) and Peer to Peer (P2P) technologies, to develop a communication paradigm for improving road safety, and integrating both V2I and V2V in one design. For localisation purposes, a Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is used. Since we are dealing with safety applications, a very special emphasis on the integrity of the positioning is put, and an integrity parameter which measures it is used to improve the location of road incidences. Details of the prototype developed and the tests performed in a real environment are given.

Keywords: vehicle communications; safety applications; location based services; LBS; cellular networks; vehicle to infrastructure; vehicle to vehicle; V2I; V2V; intelligent transport systems; ITS; P2P networks; peer to peer; global navigation satellite systems; GNSS; vehicle positioning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIDS.2008.018257

International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.240 - 257

Available online: 13 May 2008 *

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