University of Oulu

A literature review on connected vehicle use cases

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Author: Saarinen, Mikael1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Information Processing Science
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Pages: 31
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : M. Saarinen, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-05-11
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis


Explosive growth of Internet of Things and cloud computing technologies has enabled the creation of more connected vehicles. As vehicles are becoming more connected the use cases of surrounding them are ambiguous. The goal of this thesis is to perform a literature review to see what use cases there are for connected vehicles, and if it is possible to categorize these use case scenarios to clear categories.

The results of this thesis indicate that there are three main use case categories for connected vehicles. First category was vehicle state monitoring which was used to monitor vehicle’s diagnostic data, to monitor emission control tampering and to determine if the vehicle has had a collision. Second category were about vehicle management where connected vehicle technologies were used to deliver smart vehicle information services and to perform remote updating of a vehicle. Third category was vehicle state controlling, where use case scenarios of this category created an adaptive suspension control application and battery usage optimization application by utilizing cloud backend. Safe route assisting application also utilized cloud technologies. As well as remote control of a vehicle and digital twin based driving assist system. These use case categories could also be differentiated by their communication method between the vehicle and remote backend. There are three main communication methods; active communication where remote backend only sent data to vehicle, passive communication in which the remote backend was passive receiver of the vehicle data and hybrid two-way communication between vehicle and remote backend.

Primary contribution of this thesis was that framework for defining different connected vehicle use case scenarios was established. Primary limitation of this thesis was that low amount of publications were considered for review, and for future research it is recommended to expand this topic to include more publications for review and to also consider what are the common characteristics in each use case scenario.

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