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A Scaled Test Bench for Vanets with RFID Signalling

  • Andrés Ortiz
  • Alberto Peinado
  • Jorge Munilla
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 63)

Abstract

Vehicular ad-hoc networks (vanets) are ad-hoc networks specially thought to provide communication among vehicles. The information in vanets can be shared among vehicles or sent in unicast, multicast or broadcast mode with the main goal of improving safety or even providing multimedia or commercial services. Several protocols and techniques have been proposed to be used in specific scenarios depending on the vehicle density and the spatial distribution. Anyway, it is necessary to have a tool for testing different scenarios and protocols proposed. Although simulation is usually a powerful technique for evaluating wireless or routing protocols, it is also necessary to have a real test bench to implement the protocols that could be already simulated with success. In this paper, we present a real framework for vanets that use wireless communication among vehicles and RFID for different traffic signalling information, such as bus stop or semaphore location, speed limit information, etc.

Keywords

Vanets RFID traffic safety test bench 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés Ortiz
    • 1
  • Alberto Peinado
    • 1
  • Jorge Munilla
    • 1
  1. 1.ETSI Telecomunicación, Dept. Ingeniería de ComunicacionesUniversidad de Málaga Campus de TeatinosMálagaSpain

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