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Intelligent Transportation Systems

Dependable Vehicular Communications for Improved Road Safety

  • Muhammad Alam
  • Joaquim Ferreira
  • José Fonseca

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Muhammad Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, José Fonseca
    Pages 1-17
  3. Mariano Falcitelli, Paolo Pagano
    Pages 19-47
  4. Tiago Meireles, José Fonseca, Joaquim Ferreira
    Pages 49-80
  5. Luis Silva, Paulo Pedreiras, Muhammad Alam, Joaquim Ferreira
    Pages 81-105
  6. Nuno Ferreira, José Fonseca
    Pages 107-133
  7. Unai Hernandez-Jayo, Aboobeker Sidhik Koyamparambil Mammu, Nekane Sainz
    Pages 135-152
  8. Elad Michael Schiller
    Pages 153-167
  9. João Almeida, Joaquim Ferreira, Arnaldo S. R. Oliveira
    Pages 169-194
  10. Glenford Mapp, Arindam Gosh, Vishnu Vardhan Paranthaman, Victor Otite Iniovosa, Jonathan Loo, Alexey Vinel
    Pages 195-220
  11. Tariq Umer, Muhammad Amjad, Nadir Shah, Zhiguo Ding
    Pages 221-239
  12. Bruno Fernandes, Muhammad Alam, Vitor Gomes, Joaquim Ferreira, Arnaldo Oliveira
    Pages 241-270

About this book


This book presents cutting-edge work on the most challenging research issues concerning intelligent transportation systems (ITS), introducing selected, highly relevant advanced research on scheduling and real-time communication for vehicular networks, as well as fault tolerance, test beds and simulations for ITS. The authors define new architectures that support cooperative sensing in ITS and offer guidance for the development of a reference end-to-end implementation. The presented results allow advanced traffic and travel management strategies to be formulated on the basis of reliable and real-time input data. The effectiveness of these new strategies, together with the proposed systems, is assessed in field trials and via simulations.

The chapters in this book detail new research findings, algorithms, protocols, and the development of an implementation platform for ITS that merges and integrates heterogeneous data sources into a common system. In addition, they provide a set of advanced tools for the control, monitoring, simulation, and prediction of traffic that result in safer, more sustainable, and less congested roads. 

Work undertaken within the framework of the FP7 project ICSI (Intelligent Cooperative Sensing for Improved traffic efficiency) is also included in the research activities addressed.


FP7 ICSI Fault Tolerance IEEE 802.11p Intelligent Cooperative Sensing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Real-Time Communication Traffic Efficiency Vehicular Communication

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Alam
    • 1
  • Joaquim Ferreira
    • 2
  • José Fonseca
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesCampus Universitário de SantiagoAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Campus Universitário de SantiagoInstituto de TelecomunicaçõesAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Campus Universitário de SantiagoInstituto de TelecomunicaçõesAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Book Subtitle Dependable Vehicular Communications for Improved Road Safety
  • Editors Muhammad Alam
    Joaquim Ferreira
    José Fonseca
  • Series Title Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-28181-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80291-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-28183-4
  • Series ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-4190
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 270
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 102 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Communications Engineering, Networks
    Transportation Technology and Traffic Engineering
    Automotive Engineering
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