VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

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Hannes Hartenstein, Kenneth Laberteaux
Wiley, Feb 15, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 466 pages
This book provides an invaluable introduction to inter-vehicularcommunications, demonstrating the networking and communicationtechnologies for reducing fatalities, improving transportationefficiency, and minimising environmental impact.

This book addresses the applications and technical aspects ofradio-based vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructurecommunication that can be established by short- and medium rangecommunication based on wireless local area network technology(primarily IEEE 802.11). It contains a coherent treatment of theimportant topics and technologies contributed by leading experts inthe field, covering the potential applications for and theirrequirements on the communications system. The authors coverphysical and medium access control layer issues with focus on IEEE802.11-based systems, and show how many of the applications benefitwhen information is efficiently disseminated, and the techniquesthat provide attractive data aggregation (also includes design ofthe corresponding middleware). The book also considers issues suchas IT-security (means and fundamental trade-off between securityand privacy), current standardization activities such as IEEE802.11p, and the IEEE 1609 standard series.

Key Features:

  • Covers the state-of-the-art in the field of vehicularinter-networks such as safety and efficiency applications, physicaland medium access control layer issues, middleware, andsecurity
  • Shows how vehicular networks differ from other mobile networksand illustrates the idea of vehicle-to-vehicle communications withapplication scenarios and with current proofs of conceptworldwide
  • Addresses current standardization activities such as IEEE802.11p and the IEEE 1609 standard series
  • Offers a chapter on mobility models and their use forsimulation of vehicular inter-networks
  • Provides a coherent treatment of the important topics andtechnologies contributed by leading academic and industry expertsin the field

This book provides a reference for professional automotivetechnologists (OEMS and suppliers), professionals in the area ofIntelligent Transportation Systems, and researchers attracted tothe field of wireless vehicular communications. Third and fourthyear undergraduate and graduate students will also find this bookof interest.

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About the author (2010)

Hannes Hartenstein is a professor for decentralized systemsand network services at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology(KIT), Germany, which is formed by the KIT Steinbuch centre forComputing. Prior to joining the University of Karlsruhe, he was asenior research staff member with NEC Europe. He was NEC's projectleader (2001-03) for the 'FleetNet - Internet on the Road' projectpartly funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research(BMBF), and involved in the 'NOW: Network on Wheels' project(2004-08), also funded by BMBF. He is currently activelyparticipating in the EU FP7 project PRE-DRIVE-C2X. He was GeneralCo-Chair of the ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Ad-HocNetworks (VANET) in 2005, technical co-chair of ACM VANET in 2006,technical co-chair of the IEEE chair of the IFIP/IEEE Conference onWireless On-Demand Network Systems and Services (WONS) in 2008. Heis a member of he scientific directorate of the center forInformatics, Schloss Dagstuhl. His research interests includemobile networks, virtual networks, and IT management. he holds adiploma in mathematics and a doctoral degree in computer science,both from Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat, Freiburg, Germany.

Kenneth P Laberteaux is a senior principal researchengineer for the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. Hisresearch focus is information-rich vehicular safety systems,focusing on architecture, security, and protocol design forvehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside wireless communication.He was a founder and two-year (2004-05) general co-chair of thehighly selective, international Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET)workshop. He serves as the architect and technical lead forcommunications research within a multi-year, multi-million dollarVehicle Safety Communications-Applications collaboration projectbetween the US government and several automotive companies. hecompleted his MSc (1996) and PhD (2000) degrees in electricalengineering at the University of Notre Dame, Focusing on adaptivecontrol for communications. In 1992, he received his BSE (summa cumlaude) in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan,Ann Arbor.

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