A City-Scale ITS-G5 Network for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems: Design Insights and Challenges

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11104)


As we move towards autonomous vehicles, a reliable Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication framework becomes of paramount importance. In this paper we present the development and the performance evaluation of a real-world vehicular networking testbed. Our testbed, deployed in the heart of the City of Bristol, UK, is able to exchange sensor data in a V2X manner. We will describe the testbed architecture and its operational modes. Then, we will provide some insight pertaining the firmware operating on the network devices. The system performance has been evaluated under a series of large-scale field trials, which have proven how our solution represents a low-cost high-quality framework for V2X communications. Our system managed to achieve high packet delivery ratios under different scenarios (urban, rural, highway) and for different locations around the city. We have also identified the instability of the packet transmission rate while using single-core devices, and we present some future directions that will address that.


Connected and Autonomous Vehicles CAVs IEEE 802.11p/DSRC V2X Real-world field trials VANET 



This work was partially supported by the University of Bristol and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (grant EP/I028153/1). It is also supported in part by the Innovate UK FLOURISH project under Grant no. 102582.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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