Authors: Sung Hyun Baek; Jong-Wook Jang
Addresses: Department of Computer Engineering, Dong-eui University, 176 Eomgwangno Busan_jin_gu, Busan, 614-714, Korea ' Department of Computer Engineering, Dong-eui University, 176 Eomgwangno Busan_jin_gu, Busan, 614-714, Korea
Abstract: With the increasing uses of black boxes for vehicles, automobile manufacturers have widely studied and developed them. Existing black boxes store only video and sound, and have limitations in accurately identifying accident contexts. Besides, data are lost if the black box in the vehicle is damaged. In this study, a smart blackbox system was manufactured by storing the additional data, including tyre pressure, in-vehicle data (e.g., head lamp operation), current location, travel path and speed and video and sound, using OBD-II and global positioning system (GPS) to improve the efficiency and accuracy of accident analysis. An external storage device was used for data backup via wireless local area network (LAN) to allow checking of data even when the black box is damaged.
Keywords: vehicle black boxes; OBD-II; GPS; global positioning systems; Wi-Fi; in-vehicle networks; smart black box systems; automotive manufacturing; automobile industry; tyre pressures; in-vehicle data; current location; travel path; vehicle speed; video; sound; audio; accident analysis; vehicle accidents; external storage devices; data backup; wireless LANs; local area networks; WLANs; vehicle networking; road traffic accidents.
International Journal of Security and Networks, 2016 Vol.11 No.3, pp.167 - 174
Received: 21 Mar 2015
Accepted: 24 Mar 2015
Published online: 09 Aug 2016 *