Title: A road condition monitoring system using various sensor data in vehicle-to-vehicle communication environment

Authors: Kenta Ito; Go Hirakawa; Yoshikazu Arai; Yoshitaka Shibata

Addresses: Graduate School of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate, 020-0193, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate, 020-0193, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate, 020-0193, Japan ' Faculty of Software and Information Science, Iwate Prefectural University, 152-52 Sugo, Takizawa, Iwate, 020-0193, Japan

Abstract: In order to keep the resident's and driver's safety from natural disasters as well as traffic hazards such as heavy rainfall, snowfall and white-out, it is very important to monitor, understand and share quick road condition in the wide area in real-time. However, especially after a disaster has occurred, due to damage of communication infrastructure and network traffic congestion, the areas where the information with the road conditions are quite limited only by mass media. In this study, we develop a road condition monitoring system using multiple sensor data considering various communication environments. Using this system, monitoring, understanding, recording and sharing a wide range of road conditions can be realised multiple sensor data and exchanging those through vehicle-to-vehicle communication method between each vehicle and providing as a web application. The configuration and architecture of our proposed system are precisely explained. In order to verify the effects and usefulness of the proposed system, an experimental prototype is built and evaluated the function and performance. Through experimental evaluation, the superiority and problems to be improved are discussed.

Keywords: road monitoring systems; sensor data gathering; delay tolerant networks; DTN; ITS; vehicle-to-vehicle networks; V2V communications; vehicular communications; road conditions; driving conditions; road safety; vehicle safety; road condition monitoring; multiple sensors; web applications; web apps; intelligent transport systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSC.2016.076572

International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2016 Vol.6 No.1, pp.21 - 30

Received: 25 Aug 2015
Accepted: 10 Jan 2016

Published online: 13 May 2016 *

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