A middleware for dynamic and adaptive vehicle-to-ground communications management


The widespread use of wireless and Internet technologies in transport systems, enables the provision of new intelligent services based on broadband communications between vehicles and traffic control centres (hereinafter vehicle-to-ground communications). There are many broadband management systems but most of them have been designed for non-mobile environments. This result in a poor performance when are used in scenarios where senders or receivers are moving. Such problems appear because environments where transportation systems are deployed present specific issues related to coverage, bandwidth and also a mix of communications networks. In order to tackle these challenges this paper describes and tests a vehicle-to-ground communication middleware that aims to manage communication requests using a dynamic and adaptive approach. © 2013 IEEE.