Edge Computing-based Fault-Tolerant Framework: A Case Study on Vehicular Networks

Asad Javed, Avleen Malhi, Kary Framling

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With the evolution of vehicular networks, the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) has emerged as a promising technology for autonomous road transport. For a successful deployment of ITS, security and reliability are the most challenging factors to be tackled to ensure Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Infrastructure-to-Infrastructure (I2I) communications. Due to unreliable communications in vehicular networks, implementing fault-tolerant techniques for the Road Side Unit (RSU) infrastructure is an imperial need. Within this context, the contributions of this paper are twofold: (i) we propose a distributed fault-tolerant framework for V2I and I2I communications based on edge computing to resolve hardware- and network connectivity-based failures. The fault tolerance issue is addressed by employing open messaging standards as a subscription-based data replication solution at the edge. We also adopt Kubernetes for the fault-tolerant management, combined with high-availability mechanism, allowing automatic reconfiguration of the data processing pipeline; and (ii) we implement a demonstrator system for vehicular networks-based smart mobility to assess fault tolerance capabilities. The experimental results show that our proposed framework dynamically tolerates RSU-related failures during the vehicular communication phase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, IWCMC 2020
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728131290
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 15 Jun 202019 Jun 2020
Conference number: 16


ConferenceInternational Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Abbreviated titleIWCMC


  • edge computing
  • fault tolerance
  • Internet of Things
  • roadside unit
  • vehicular network


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