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An Interdisciplinary Review of Smart Vehicular Traffic and Its Applications and Challenges

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Department of Management and Quantitative Studies, Parthenope University of Napoli, 80132 Napoli, Italy
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Department of Computer Science, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 550025 Sibiu, Romania
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División de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, 42039 Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2019, 8(1), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan8010013
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 5 February 2019 / Accepted: 10 February 2019 / Published: 14 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor and Actuator Networks: Feature Papers)
Sensors and intelligent applications enabling smart vehicular traffic create an opportunity for improving the welfare of people, from the viewpoints of efficiency, sustainability, and social inclusivity. Like the opportunities, challenges of such an endeavour are multifaceted, including the scalable collection and processing of the hefty data volumes generated by sensors, and the coordinated operation between selfish agents. The purpose of this work is to survey recent literature with an emphasis on applications and a multidisciplinary eye, with the aim of stimulating discussion and reflection in the scientific communities. The principal application areas of smart traffic and smart mobility are discussed, synthesizing different perspectives. Many intriguing areas for future research exist besides those relative to connectivity, data fusion, and privacy. Some research challenges pertinent to sustainability, insurance, simulation and the handling of ambiguous information are highlighted. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart traffic; sustainability; smart parking; information fusion; insurance smart traffic; sustainability; smart parking; information fusion; insurance
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Fiore, U.; Florea, A.; Pérez Lechuga, G. An Interdisciplinary Review of Smart Vehicular Traffic and Its Applications and Challenges. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2019, 8, 13.

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