AGORA: A Versatile Framework for the Development of Intelligent Transportation System Applications
Advances in communication and computational technologies have made it possible not only to talk or text anywhere but also play high-resolution interactive games on the go. Our goal is to leverage these wireless and cellular communication and high performance computing capabilities, to design and develop a framework for the Transportation Network. Such a network would be part of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), which could save lives, money, non-renewable resources, and time.
In this chapter we present AGORA, a novel framework for ITS. Here, vehicles and pedestrians equipped with wireless or cellular devices are interconnected to each other via AGORA infrastructure and its cloud services. AGORA cloud services offer a wide range of safety, efficiency, and infotainment applications for vehicular users and pedestrians. AGORA also provides an XML-based development platform for designing, developing, and deploying new rule based AGORA applications. We will present a detailed discussion of the hardware and software components of AGORA architecture, followed by a thorough discussion of the suite of accompanying ITS applications. We will also discuss the AGORA development environment for extending AGORA ITS applications. We will end this chapter with the installation procedure for AGORA and its development environment.
KeywordsSession Initiation Protocol Regional Manager Intelligent Transportation System Super Node Cellular User
This project was funded by Michigan Department of Transportation (MDoT) and undertaken by the Computer Networks, Embedded Systems and Telecommunications (NEST) Research Lab, Department of Computer, Western Michigan University. Research and development contributions came from Jamie Lynn Groos, Mrinal Khanvilkar, Vinay Babu Gavirangaswamy, and Jonathon Klobucar.
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