Vehicle-to-Device (V2D) Communications: Readiness of the Technology and Potential Applications for People with Disability

IEEE 802.11p was developed as an amendment to IEEE 802.11 for wireless access in vehicular environments (WAVE). While WAVE is considered the de facto standard for V2V communications, in the past few years a number of communications technologies have emerged that enable direct device-to-device (D2D) communications. Technologies like Bluetooth Smart, WiFi-Direct and LTE-Direct allow devices to communicate directly without having to rely on existing communications infrastructure (e.g., base stations). More importantly, these technologies are quickly penetrating the smartphones market. The goal of this research is to conduct extensive simulation and experimental studies to assess the efficacies of utilizing D2D communications technologies in transportation scenarios focused around pedestrians and bicyclists. Specifically, we design, develop, and experiment with Smart Cone and Smart Cane systems to evaluate the readiness of D2D technologies to support transportation applications.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $102589
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-16-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316

    Western Michigan University

    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities

    Western Michigan University
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49009-5316

    Western Michigan University

    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241
  • Principal Investigators:

    Al-Fuqaha, Ala

    Oh, Jun-Seok

    Kwigizile, Valerian

  • Start Date: 20160901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180831
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180831
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Subprogram: Research
  • Source Data: https://wmich.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/u883/2019/16-06.pdf

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01610400
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC60 TRC-16-06
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 9 2016 10:33AM