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Sensors 2015, 15(6), 12765-12781;

Provisioning Vehicular Services and Communications Based on a Bluetooth Sensor Network Deployment

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, C/Esteve Terrades 7, Castelldefels 08860, Spain
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Academic Editor: Felipe Jimenez
Received: 27 January 2015 / Accepted: 25 May 2015 / Published: 29 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors in New Road Vehicles)
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It is very common to rule out Bluetooth as a suitable technology for vehicular communications. The reasons behind this decision usually result from misconceptions such as accepting that Bluetooth has a short application range, or assuming its connection setup is not fast enough to allow communication which involves high speed moving nodes. This paper refutes those assertions and proposes the use of Bluetooth not only for Infrastructure-to-Vehicle (I2V) or Road-to-Vehicle (R2V) communications, but also for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications. This novel proposal is based on using the remote name request procedure of the standard, combined with an adjustment and optimization of the parameters present in the inquiry and page procedures. The proposed modifications reduce the information exchange delay, thus making Bluetooth a suitable technology for high-speed vehicle communications. The feasibility of the proposed scheme has been validated through experimental tests conducted in different scenarios: laboratory, a real highway and a racing test circuit. There, the communication system was installed in a vehicle circulating at speeds of up to 250 km/h, whereas autonomous devices were disseminated throughout the road path to communicate with the on board devices obtaining satisfying results. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bluetooth; vehicular; I2V; R2V; test-bed Bluetooth; vehicular; I2V; R2V; test-bed

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de Cerio, D.P.-D.; Valenzuela, J.L. Provisioning Vehicular Services and Communications Based on a Bluetooth Sensor Network Deployment. Sensors 2015, 15, 12765-12781.

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