Heterogeneous (ITS-G5 and 5G) vehicular pilot road weather service platform in a realistic operational environment
|Author:||Tahir, Muhammad Naeem1; Katz, Marcos2|
1Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
2Center For Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021042111132
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute,
|Publish Date:|| 2021-04-21
VANETs (Vehicular Ad hoc Networks) operating in conjunction with road-side infrastructure connecting road-side infrastructure are an emerging field of wireless communication technology in the vehicular communication’s domain. For VANETs, the IEEE 802.11p-based ITS-G5 is one of the key standards for communication globally. This research work integrates the ITS-G5 with a cellular-based 5G Test Network (5GTN). The resulting advanced heterogeneous Vehicular Network (VN) test-bed works as an effective platform for traffic safety between vehicles and road-side-infrastructure. This test-bed network provides a flexible framework to exploit vehicle-based weather data and road observation information, creating a service architecture for VANETs that supports real-time intelligent traffic services. The network studied in this paper aims to deliver improved road safety by providing real-time weather forecast, road friction information and road traffic related services. This article presents the implementation of a realistic test-bed in Northern Finland and the field measurement results of the heterogeneous VANETs considering the speed of vehicle, latency, good-put time and throughput. The field measurement results have been obtained in a state-of-the-art hybrid VANET system supporting special road weather services. Based on field measurement results, we suggest an efficient solution for a comprehensive hybrid vehicular networking infrastructure exploiting road weather information.
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This research was funded by Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland and the 6G
Flagship Program, CWC, University of Oulu, Finland.
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