Title: Delay tolerant networks-based vehicle-to-vehicle wireless networks for road surveillance systems in local areas

Authors: Noriki Uchida; Tomoyuki Ishida; Yoshitaka Shibata

Addresses: Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1 Wajirohigashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan ' Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Ibaraki 316-8511, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate 020-0193, Japan

Abstract: The road conditions during the winter are one of the significant concerns for the car driving. Especially, in the local areas such as the mountain areas or the ski runs, the roads would be more slippery. However, it is difficult with measuring the whole road conditions by the fixed sensor points. Therefore, this paper proposes the IEEE802.11p based delay tolerant networks (DTN) for the safety surveillance system. In the proposed system, the sensor of quasi-electrostatic field (QEF) on the wheels measures the road conditions, and the observed data is transmitted to another automobile. Moreover, when the road is recognised as the frozen road, and the data is priority sent to the others by the proposed data triage method. The simulations are held by the GIS map of the northern Japanese cities, and the results indicated the effectiveness of the proposed system.

Keywords: vehicle-to-vehicle networks; V2V communication; vehicular networks; delay tolerant networks; DTN; wireless networks; safety surveillance systems; road surveillance; road conditions; road safety; driving conditions; IEEE802.11p; wheel sensors; quasi-electrostatic field; QEF; simulation; Japan; frozen surfaces; vehicle safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2016.076569

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2016 Vol.6 No.1, pp.12 - 20

Received: 25 Aug 2015
Accepted: 27 Dec 2015

Published online: 13 May 2016 *

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