Deployment of a vehicular communications platform to test cooperative vehicle applications and Intelligent Transportation System communication protocols

Abstract

In this paper a platform of vehicular communications which allows the development of cooperative vehicle applications to warn drivers against hazardous situations on the road is presented. It has also been designed the communication protocols needed to exchange information among vehicles (V2V) or between vehicle and the infrastructure (V2I). In particular, this paper is focused on two typical active safety applications which are based on the cooperation among vehicles and intelligent elements placed on the road. Once the communication protocol is defined, some tests were carried out in real V2V and I2V scenarios using a compliant IEEE 802.11p prototype developed by NEC.