CyberCars-2 Cooperative Cybernetic Transport System Architecture
Lucia Isasi, Begoña Molinete, Jesus Murgoitio,
and Dionisio del Pozo
Robotiker-Tecnalia, Parque Tecnológico Zamudio, Edificio 202, E-48170 Zamudio (Vizcaya), Spain
Research on Intelligent Cooperative Systems (ICS) based on wireless vehicular communication to improve automotive safety and traffic efficiency is being promoted through initiatives such as the Vehicle Safety Communications Consortium (VSCC) and Vehicle-Infrastructure Integration (VII) in the US, SMARTWAY and Vehicle Information and Communication System (VICS) in Japan, and European R&D activities within the framework of i2010: Intelligent Car Initiative – e.g., PReVENT, CVIS, and SAFESPOT. Related standardization activities include Continuous Air Interface for Long and Medium Range (CALM) to set up a stable, globally compatible regulation framework enabling higher market impact. The Car2Car Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) supports an open, interoperable industry standard for vehicular communication based on wireless local area network (WLAN) technologies pushing for specific frequency band allocation at 5.9 GHz for critical automotive safety. This paper shows CyberCars-2’s cooperative Cybernetic Transport System (CTS) architecture compatible with C2C-CC and CALM achievements. SAFESPOT for architecture design was adopted after meeting cooperative systems benefits, i.e., improving traffic safety for more efficient logistics and response to hazards and accidents, improved road network management and control and shorter, more predictable journey times.
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