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Special Issue "Implementation of Vehicular Cloud Networks Using Wireless Sensor"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Wireless communication, wireless sensor networks and ad-hoc networks for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are promising technologies to improve safety and security and therefore reduce fatalities and serious injuries. Cooperative intelligent transportation systems (C-ITS) use technologies that allow road vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, with traffic signals and roadside infrastructures, as well as with other road users. Wireless sensor networks could be used to gather helpful data for road users. C-ITS could be promising to obtain significant improvements in safety and to reduce traffic congestion, to optimize the use of existing infrastructures and support information services in vehicles with the general purpose of reducing the impact of transport on the environment.
Nowadays there are two main technologies that should be available in the future to develop real vehicle-to-everything networking, namely ETSI ITS G5 and C-V2X technology, which is still evolving with the 5th generation cellular network. In the future, a possible scenario is heterogeneous deployment with vehicles equipped with both or different V2X technologies, and therefore a key point will be the interoperability between different technologies.
Key players in the industry, such as automotive companies, public transport operators and government agencies, are investing heavily in the advanced research and development of many ITS technologies and applications. This research effort primarily focuses on the system development and standardization of telematics. During recent C-ITS developments, transportation telematics techniques have exhibited much progress, e.g., interaction between vehicles and the infrastructure for delivering services such as roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, cooperative maneuver, vehicle condition reports, etc. This progress is also very important in the public transport domain (buses, metro, trains, tramways) in which V2X communications for safety and non-safety applications are a key component of the exploitation of new technologies, but also of reducing energy consumption.
Many prototypes equipped with IEEE 802.11p-like architectures have been built and tested, some vendors have declared that they are ready to equip vehicles with C-ITS technologies, and several technical reports based on field trials have demonstrated the lack of cutting-edge techniques to improve system performance. Furthermore, all these applications require accurate and reliable positioning using GNSS solutions alone or enhanced with high density local maps, map-matching and sensor fusion. Technology and applications for C-ITS and telematics design are rapidly emerging, and there is a critical need to bring together professional researchers, intelligent engineers, academia, industry, and standards committees. This Special Issue aims to stimulate research progress, share experiences, and report original work regarding all aspects of vehicular communication and wireless sensor networks to assist road users, e.g., cooperative-ITS (C-ITS), vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), cooperative systems, information dissemination, road and rail safety, information and emergency services, ultra-low latency information dissemination architecture for ITS (e.g. multi-access edge computing), etc. Our primary goal is to promote meaningful research in the “Implementation of Vehicular Cloud Networks Using Wireless Sensors”, using the cross-layered design of architectures, algorithms and applications for vehicular communication environments.
Dr. Danilo Amendola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Wireless Sensors
- Distributed Networks
- Vehicular Networks