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Vehicular Networking: Automotive Applications and Beyond

Marc Emmelmann (Editor), Bernd Bochow (Co-Editor), Christopher Kellum (Co-Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-66130-7
314 pages
March 2010
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During the last 15 years, the interest in vehicular communication has grown, especially in the automotive industry. Due to the envisioned mass market, projects focusing on Car-to-X communication experience high public visibility. This book presents vehicular communication in a broader perspective that includes more than just its application to the automotive industry. It provides, researchers, engineers, decision makers and graduate students in wireless communications with an introduction to vehicular communication focussing on car-to-x and train-based systems.
  • Emphasizes important perspectives of vehicular communication including market area, application areas, and standardization issues as well as selected topics featuring aspects of developing, prototyping, and testing vehicular communication systems.
  • Supports the reader in understanding common characteristics and differences between the various application areas of vehicular communication.
  • Offers both an overview of the application area and an in-depth discussion of key technologies in these areas.
  • Written by a wide range of experts in the field.
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List of Contributors.


1 Commercial and Public Use Applications (Dr. Hariharan Krishnan, Dr.Fan Bai and Dr. Gavin Holland).

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 V2XApplications from the User Benefits Perspective.

1.3 Application Characteristics and Network Attributes.

1.4 Application Classification and Categorization.

1.5 Market Perspectives and Challenges for Deployment.

1.6 Summary and Conclusions.


2 Governmental and Military Applications (Anthony Maida).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Vehicular Networks for First Responders.

2.3 The Need for Public Safety Vehicular Networks.

2.4 State of Vehicular Network Technology.

2.5 Vehicular Networks for Military Use.

2.6 Conclusions.


3 Communication Systems for Car-2-X Networks (Daniel D. Stancil, Fan Bai and Lin Cheng).

3.1 Overview of theV2XEnvironment.

3.2 V2X Channel Models.

3.3 V2X Channel Properties.

3.4 Performance of 802.11p in the V2X Channel.

3.5 Vehicular Ad hoc Network Multichannel Operation.

3.6 Vehicular Ad hoc Network Single-hop Broadcast and its Reliability Enhancement Schemes.

3.7 Vehicular Ad hoc Network Multi-hop Information Dissemination Protocol Design.

3.8 Mobile IP Solution in VANETs.

3.9 Future Research Directions and Challenges.


4 Communication Systems for Railway Applications (Benoît Bouchez and Luc de Coen).

4.1 Evolution of Embedded Computers and Communication Networks in Railway Applications.

4.2 Train Integration in a Global Communication Framework.

4.3 Communication Classes and Related Communication Requirements.

4.4 Expected Services from a Railway Communication System and the Related Requirements.

4.5 Qualitative and Quantitative Approach for Dimensioning Wireless Links.

4.6 Existing Wireless Systems Applicable to Railway Communication Systems.

4.7 Networks for On-board Communication and Coupling with the Wayside.

4.8 Integration of Existing Technologies for Future Train Integration in a Global Communication Framework.

4.9 Conclusion.


5 Security and Privacy Mechanisms for Vehicular Networks (Panos Papadimitratos).

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Threats.

5.3 Security Requirements.

5.4 Secure VC Architecture Basic Elements.

5.5 Secure and Privacy-enhancing Vehicular Communication.

5.6 Revocation.

5.7 Data Trustworthiness.

5.8 Towards Deployment of Security and PET for VC.

5.9 Conclusions.


6 Security and Dependability in Train Control Systems (Mark Hartong, Rajni Goel and Duminda Wijesekera).

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Traditional Train Control and Methods of Rail Operation.

6.3 Limitations of Current Train Control Technologies.

6.4 Positive Train Control.

6.5 System Security.

6.6 Supplementary Requirements.

6.7 Summary.


7 Automotive Standardization of Vehicle Networks (Tom Schaffnit).

7.1 General Concepts.

7.2 Interoperability.

7.3 Wireless Protocols and Standardization Activities.

7.4 Regional Standards Development Progress.

7.5 Global Standardization.


8 Standardization of Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication (Karine Gosse, David Bateman, Christophe Janneteau, Mohamed Kamoun, Mounir Kellil, Pierre Roux, Alexis Olivereau, Jean-Noël Patillon, Alexandru Petrescu, and Sheng Yang).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Overview of Standards and Consortia Providing Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication Solutions.

8.3 Radio Access Standards for V2I Communications.

8.4 Networking Standards for V2I Communications.

8.5 Summary.


9 Simulating Cooperative Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Systems: A Multi-Aspect Assessment Tool Suite (Gerdien Klunder, Isabel Wilmink and Bart van Arem).

9.1 Introduction on Design and Evaluation of Cooperative Systems.

9.2 Design Problems for Cooperative Systems.

9.3 SUMMITS Tool Suite and Multi-Aspect Assessment.

9.4 Integrated Full-Range Speed Assistant.

9.5 System Robustness – Simulations with a Multi-Agent Real-Time Simulator.

9.6 Traffic Flow Impacts – Simulations in the ITS Modeller.

9.7 Conclusions.


10 System Design and Proof-of-Concept Implementation of Seamless Handover Support for Communication-Based Train Control (Marc Emmelmann).

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Fast Handover for CBTC using Wi-Fi.

10.3 System Concept and Design.

10.4 Implementation.

10.5 Performance Evaluation.

10.6 Conclusion.


11 New Technological Paradigms (Bernd Bochow).

11.1 Evolution and Convergence of Vehicular Networks.

11.2 Future Challenges.

11.3 New Paradigms.

11.4 Outlook: the Role of Vehicular Networks in the Future Internet.


Further Reading.

Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Subject Index.

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