Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good. Second International Conference, GOODTECHS 2016, Venice, Italy, November 30 – December 1, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

Connected Vehicles for Safety Enhancement: Reliability of Beaconing in Urban Areas

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-61949-1_33,
        author={Alessandro Bazzi and Barbara Masini and Alberto Zanella},
        title={Connected Vehicles for Safety Enhancement: Reliability of Beaconing in Urban Areas},
        proceedings={Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good. Second International Conference, GOODTECHS 2016, Venice, Italy, November 30 -- December 1, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={GOODTECHS},
        year={2017},
        month={7},
        keywords={Connected vehicles Vehicular networks Safety Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) Beaconing IEEE 802.11p},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-61949-1_33}
    }
    
  • Alessandro Bazzi
    Barbara Masini
    Alberto Zanella
    Year: 2017
    Connected Vehicles for Safety Enhancement: Reliability of Beaconing in Urban Areas
    GOODTECHS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61949-1_33
Alessandro Bazzi1,*, Barbara Masini1,*, Alberto Zanella1,*
  • 1: CNR - IEIIT
*Contact email: alessandro.bazzi@cnr.it, barbara.masini@cnr.it, alberto.zanella@cnr.it

Abstract

Safety enhancement is the main objective to pursue through the exploitation of connected vehicles. To this aim, the exchange of periodic beacon messages through vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications is essential to guarantee a timely and reliable alert, whatever is the targeted safety application. In this paper, we focus on beaconing in vehicular networks and we evaluate the reliability of beacons exchange between vehicles in realistic urban scenarios. Specifically, IEEE 802.11p, which is the actual standard for vehicular communications, is considered as radio access technology and the impact of distance and obstacles on beacons reliability is evaluated. Results obtained through detailed simulations highlight the high impact of distance and obstacles, to be carefully taken into account in the application design.