Mobile Networks and Applications

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 153–160 | Cite as

VCMIA: A Novel Architecture for Integrating Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems and Mobile Cloud Computing

  • Jiafu Wan
  • Daqiang ZhangEmail author
  • Yantao Sun
  • Kai Lin
  • Caifeng Zou
  • Hu Cai


The advances in wireless communication technologies, vehicular networks and cloud computing boost a growing interest in the design, development and deployment of Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems (VCPS) for some emerging applications, which leads to an increasing demand on connecting Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) users to VCPS for accessing the richer applications and services. In this paper, we first identify the key requirements of designing an efficient and flexible architecture for integrating MCC and VCPS. Based on the requirements, we design a VCPS and MCC Integration Architecture (VCMIA), which provides mobile services for potential users such as drivers and passengers to access mobile traffic cloud. Then, we ana- lyze two crucial cloud-supported components: GIS with traffic-aware capability and cloud-supported dynamic vehicle routing. Finally, we select Vehicle Maintenance Services (VMS) as an application scenario to carry out the validation. The proposed VCMIA can provide the flexibility for enabling diverse applications.


Vehicular cyber-physical systems Mobile cloud computing Architecture Vehicle maintenance services 



The authors would like to thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61262013, 6136301, 61103185, 61300224), the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (No. S2011010001155), the High-level Talent Project for Universities, Guangdong Province, China (No. 431, YueCaiJiao 2011), the Opening Fund of Guangdong Province Key Laboratory of Precision Equipment and Manufacturing Technology (No. PEMT1303), the National 863 Project (No. 2012AA040909), the Natural Science Foundation of the Higher Education Institutions of Jiangsu Province, China (Grant No. 11KJB520009), and the 9th Six Talents Peak Project of Jiangsu Province (Grant No. DZXX-043) for their support in this research.


This work is based in part on our previous paper titled “Vehicular cyber-physical systems with mobile cloud computing support”, Presented at CloudComp 2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiafu Wan
    • 1
  • Daqiang Zhang
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yantao Sun
    • 3
  • Kai Lin
    • 4
  • Caifeng Zou
    • 5
  • Hu Cai
    • 6
  1. 1.South China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Tongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Beijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  4. 4.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  5. 5.Guangdong Jidian PolytechincGuangzhouChina
  6. 6.Jiangxi University of Science and TechnologyGanzhouChina

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