inis 18(13): e3

Research Article

Multi-Radio 5G Architecture for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Application and Design Insights

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.20-3-2018.154368,
        author={Ioannis Mavromatis and Andrea Tassi and Giovanni Rigazzi and Robert J. Piechocki and Andrew Nix},
        title={Multi-Radio 5G Architecture for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Application and Design Insights},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={4},
        number={13},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, CAV, DSRC, LTE-A, mmWave, Layered Services, V2X, C-ITS, Fog Computing.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-3-2018.154368}
    }
    
  • Ioannis Mavromatis
    Andrea Tassi
    Giovanni Rigazzi
    Robert J. Piechocki
    Andrew Nix
    Year: 2018
    Multi-Radio 5G Architecture for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Application and Design Insights
    INIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-3-2018.154368
Ioannis Mavromatis1,*, Andrea Tassi1, Giovanni Rigazzi1, Robert J. Piechocki1, Andrew Nix1
  • 1: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
*Contact email: ioan.mavromatis@bristol.ac.uk

Abstract

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) will play a crucial role in next-generation Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITSs). Not only is the information exchange fundamental to improve road safety and efficiency, but it also paves the way to a wide spectrum of advanced ITS applications enhancing efficiency, mobility and accessibility. Highly dynamic network topologies and unpredictable wireless channel conditions entail numerous design challenges and open questions. In this paper, we address the beneficial interactions between CAVs and an ITS and propose a novel architecture design paradigm. Our solution can accommodate multi-layer applications over multiple Radio Access Technologies (RATs) and provide a smart configuration interface for enhancing the performance of each RAT.