Reducing road fatalities – vehicular ad hoc network

Pestano, Julius Rino (2013) Reducing road fatalities – vehicular ad hoc network. [USQ Project]

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Abstract

Intelligent transport systems (ITS) are communication networks used for the delivery of important safety, environmental and efficiency data between vehicles, to enable public safety applications and improve traffic flow. These communication systems allow private and public transport by rail and road to be able to be connected to the
system. Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) between vehicles, between a vehicle and a roadside unit (RSU) and between RSUs allow vehicles equipped with wireless devices to communicate with each other and form a self-organised network without the requirement of permanent infrastructures.

ITS and VANET have the potential to help with the growing problems the country is facing due to the increasing number of vehicles using the road networks. An increase in road traffic leads to accidents and road crashes. Road traffic congestions cost the nation billions of dollars a year.

A model of the ITS and VANET needs to be developed. Network models as well as vehicular traffic models needs to be analysed and used to create the model that will be used for simulation.

The tasks can be broken down into the following activities:
• Review of relevant literatures
• Development of models
• Development of simulation program
• Simulation of the models and analysis of results; and
• Formulation of recommendation and conclusion.

Interference, signal power and vehicular density can greatly reduce the throughput of the packets in the network, as well as increase the number of dropped packet.

ITS and VANET offers a lot of benefits for road users and the public in general. The current implementation gives a solid foundation of what a good vehicular communications can be, but it still has a lot of room for improvement to be a reliable safety application for reducing road fatalities.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Supervisors: Xiang, Wei
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 01:40
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2014 01:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: road fatalities; vanet; its; communication networks
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24700

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