of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Wireless Technologies to Vehicle Control
Dion and Yu Liu, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2004 - Present
Over the past
decade, advances in computer and communication technologies have fueled
interests in applications of advanced technologies for improving the
safety and performance of surface transportation networks. In many
cases, the envisioned applications rely on an ability to communicate
information between vehicles. Examples of wireless-based applications
that have been proposed include in-vehicle driver information systems,
adaptive cruise control systems, and collision warning and avoidance
systems. Current emerging applications include more specifically the
ability of vehicles to exchange information between them as well as
with roadside infrastructure through the use of dedicated short-range
communications (DSRC) and ad-hoc communication networks.
cases, the proposed wireless-based technologies and applications were
developed individually without considering the possible interactions
between them. Although the various studies that have been conducted
on each application appear to have correctly reflected their individual
influences on human driver behavior and traffic flow, the combined
effects of several systems operating simultaneously still remain unclear.
One problem associated with the use of information from adjacent vehicles
is how to determine the validity of each piece of information received
given potential transmission delay in heavy communication network
loadings. In such a case, the simultaneous need for various applications
in broadcasting information may cause temporary communication bottlenecks
affecting the quality and pertinence of information transmitted to
other vehicles. The main objective of this research is therefore to
determine data filtering and vehicle control algorithms that will
take into consideration data quality within the decision-making process.
F. Dion, and S. Biswas (2005). State-of-the-Art of Dedicated Short-Range
Wireless Communications for Intelligent Transportation System Applications.
Accepted for publication in Transportation Research Record.
R. Tatchikou, and F. Dion (2005). Vehicle-to-Vehicle Wireless Communication
Protocols for Enhancing Highway Traffic Safety. Accepted for publication
in IEEE Communications Magazine.
R. Tatchikou, and F. Dion (2005). Vehicle-to-Vehicle Packet Forwarding
Protocols for Cooperative Collision Avoidance. Accepted for presentation
at IEEE Globecom 2005 conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2005.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226