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Road safety alerting system with radar and GPS cooperation in a VANET environment
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Paper Abstract

New applications in wireless environments are increasing and keeping even more interests from the developer companies and researchers. In particular, in these last few years the government and institutional organization for road safety spent a lot of resources and money to promote Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network (VANET) technology, also car manufactures are giving a lot of contributions on this field as well. In our paper, we propose an innovative system to increase road safety, matching the requests of the market allowing a cooperation between on-board devices. The vehicles are equipped with On Board Unit (OBU) and On Board Radar Unit (OBRU), which can spread alerting messages around the network regarding warning and dangerous situations exploiting IEEE802.llp standard. Vehicles move along roads observing the environment, traffic and road conditions, and vehicles parameters as well. These information can be elaborated and shared between neighbors, Road Side Unit (RSU)s and, of course, with Internet, allowing inter-system communications exploiting an Road Traffic Manager (RTM). Radar systems task it the detection of the environment in order to increase the knowledge of current conditions of the roads, for example it is important to identify obstacles, road accidents, dangerous situations and so on. Once detected exploiting onboard devices, such as Global Position System (GPS) receiver it is possible to know the exact location of the caught event and after a data elaboration the information is spread along the network. Once the drivers are advised, they can make some precautionary actions such as reduction of traveling speed or modification of current road path. In this work the routing algorithms, which have the main goal to rapidly disseminate information, are also been investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9103, Wireless Sensing, Localization, and Processing IX, 91030G (21 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053299
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Amilcare Francesco Santamaria, Univ. della Calabria (Italy)
Cesare Sottile, Univ. della Calabria (Italy)
Floriano De Rango, Univ. della Calabria (Italy)
Miroslav Voznak, VŠB-Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9103:
Wireless Sensing, Localization, and Processing IX
Sohail A. Dianat; Michael David Zoltowski, Editor(s)

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