Towards the Vehicular Cloud: From Connected Cars to Smart Cities

Speaker:  Falko Dressler – Paderborn, Germany
Topic(s):  Architecture, Embedded Systems and Electronics, Robotics

Abstract

From an industry point of view, vehicular networking serves as one of the most important enabling technologies required to implement a myriad of applications related to vehicles, vehicle traffic, drivers, passengers and pedestrians. In this lecture, we will look into applications and use cases of vehicular networking followed by an overview of the standardization activities. 
 
With the standardization of the DSRC/WAVE protocol stack, the vehicular networking community converged to a common understanding of data dissemination schemes that already have high potentials for many applications. Yet, vehicular networks are way more dynamic than originally considered. Radio signal fading and shadowing effects need to be considered in the entire design process as well as the strong need for low-latency communication, fairness, and robustness. We bring all these aspects together outlining necessary ingredients for future connected cars applications.
We will primarily discuss the challenges and opportunities of the connected cars vision in relation to some of the most needed components in modern smart cities: improved road traffic safety combined with reduced travel times and emissions. Using selected application examples including the use of virtual traffic lights, intelligent intersection management, and platooning, we assess the needs on the underlying system components with a particular focus on inter-vehicle communication.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  30
Duration:  30 - 60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
Last Updated: 

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