Simplifying the in-vehicle connectivity for ITS applications

Sergio M. Tornell, Carlos T. Calafate, Juan Carlos Cano, Pietro Manzoni, Teemu Kärkkäinen, Jörg Ott

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In-vehicle connectivity has experienced a big expansion in recent years; car manufacturers are very active in this sense, and are proposing OBU oriented solutions. This effort is justified by the user demands for always-on connectivity. However, currently available OBUs do not provide the desired flexibility and simplicity of use that would be desirable for ITS applications. For example, none of them considers the possibility for inter-vehicle device-to-device communications. In this paper we present GRCBox, an architecture that extends the in-vehicle connectivity by providing inter and in-vehicular communication support. By creating private vehicular networks, GRCBox allows user devices' applications to perform direct peer-to-peer communication. In this paper we describe the GRCBox design along with four case studies. We also include the experimental results obtained from a test-bed to show that our solution does not have a negative impact on the performance when compared to a centralized solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking and Services, MOBIQUITOUS 2015
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781631900723
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 22 Jul 201524 Jul 2015
Conference number: 12


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services
Abbreviated titleMOBIQUITOUS


  • GRCBox
  • ITS
  • Smartphone
  • V2V
  • Vehicular networks

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