Project VIC will examine a set of realistic applications of inter-vehicle communications, propose an integrated system architecture (ISA) and assess protocols to support these applications within the ISA. A set of methods and tools will be selected for evaluation of the protocols in pursuit of the final result, which will be an ISA with an associated set of proposals for standardised protocols.
The main aims of the research, entitled project VIC, were to examine a set of realistic applications of intervehicle communications, propose an integrated system architecture (ISA) and assess protocols to support these applications within the ISA.
The research project has defined the system requirements in terms of supported applications, nature and volume of data to be transmitted and type of communication (namely broadcast).
The global communication requirements have been identified and a communication architecture is being defined, taking into account real time constraints, which is suitable for integration in the integrated road transport environment (IRTE) and public networks.
The top-down approach, starting from a realistic set of applications, will be used primarily to establish global communication requirements. Network connection via the standard ISO/OSI-7 layer model format will be proposed and protocols corresponding to each layer will be defined; network exceptions, specific to VIC applications, will be detailed. In particular the issue of variable network topology will be studied on the basis of available radio channel characteristics.
Methods and tools for formal validation and simulation of protocols will be defined, and further field tests, as well as pilot projects, will be prepared. Ultimately a set of proposals for communications standardisation will be established by means of these techniques and through close inter-project relations.
Report on application scenarios;
Global communication requirements.
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