Application of OPC UA Protocol for the Internet of Vehicles

  • Rafał Cupek
  • Adam Ziębiński
  • Marek Drewniak
  • Marcin FojcikEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10449)


Nowadays, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) support drivers of vehicles in emergency situations that are connected with vehicular traffic. They help to save people’s lives and minimise the losses in accidents. ADAS use information that is supported by a variety of sensors, which are responsible for tracking the vehicle’s surroundings. Unfortunately, the range of the sensors is limited to several dozen metres and even less in the case of obstacles. This shortens the time for a reaction and, therefore, there may not be enough time to avoid an accident. In order to overcome this drawback, vehicles have to share the information that is available in ADAS. The authors investigated different vehicle-to-vehicle communication possibilities. Based on an analysis of the state of the art, the authors present an original concept that is focused on applying the OPC UA (IEC 62541) communication protocol for services that correspond to the Internet of Vehicles concept.


Internet of Vehicles Vehicle-to-vehicle communication Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Smart car OPC UA (IEC 62541) 



This work was supported by the European Union from the FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP AutoUniMo project “Automotive Production Engineering Unified Perspective based on Data Mining Methods and Virtual Factory Model” (grant agreement no: 612207) and research work financed from funds for science in years 2016–2017 allocated to an international co-financed project (grant agreement no: 3491/7.PR/15/2016/2).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafał Cupek
    • 1
  • Adam Ziębiński
    • 1
  • Marek Drewniak
    • 2
  • Marcin Fojcik
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Automation Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Institute of InformaticsSilesian University of TechnologyGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Aiut Sp. z o.oGliwicePoland
  3. 3.Western Norway University of Applied SciencesFørdeNorway

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