Is IEEE 802.11p V2X Obsolete Before it is Even Deployed?

  • Johannes Hiltscher
  • Robin Streiter
  • Gerd Wanielik
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


Years after publication of the IEEE 802.11p and IEEE 1609 standards for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs), first production vehicles equipped with conforming communication hardware are about to become available. The standard’s suitability for the hard real-time automotive environment has been debated intensively in recent years. Most publications use synthetic message sizes, while the comprehensive ITS-G5 standard allows for a performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11p in real scenarios. Realistic performance and scalability assessments of current automotive communication hardware can be derived from such an evaluation. Based on these we examine the suitability of the available standards for demanding hard real-time control tasks as cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC).


Intelligent transportation systems Cooperative awareness ITS-G5 IEEE 802.11p IEEE 1609 



This work was conducted in the scope of the KOALA project funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft, DFG) in SPP1835.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Hiltscher
    • 1
  • Robin Streiter
    • 1
  • Gerd Wanielik
    • 1
  1. 1.Professorship of Communications Engineering, Technische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

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