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Exploring Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications (V2V) in an Electrical Engineering Undergraduate ProgramV2V communication is an emergent technology that appears to be beneficial, growing fast andbeing recognized by the United States as an addition necessary to reduce car accidents.Furthermore, many car companies are working together to develop the supporting networkingtechnology that will be implemented in V2V communication. While this type of development isbeing disseminated through national media, which gives the public a better understanding as towhy V2V communication is important, in-depth discussion of this technology is not typicallyfound in communication and networking courses in an electrical engineering undergraduatecurriculum.In this paper, V2V communications operation is discussed based on a wireless protocol,Dedicated Short Range Communications, which is very similar to Wi-Fi. In V2Vcommunications, every vehicle is also a router which allows for sending/receiving messages overmulti-hop systems to/from other vehicles and/or roadside stations. The routing algorithm is basedon the position of the vehicles and is able to handle fast changes of the network topology.Furthermore, control technology comes into play at local and higher layers of thecommunications architecture where uncertainties, delays, partial measurements, safety andperformance objectives, and other aspects must be considered. The system must also be capableof making automatic or semi-automatic decisions, providing warnings information andpotentially affecting driving actions. The vehicle architecture itself is another vital part of thesystem. In general, the onboard system manages and controls all the electrical systems orsubsystems in the vehicle which involve many sophisticated sensors. In fact, for V2Vcommunication technology, sensors are the most important part of the system since sensors areused for object detection, lane tracking, intersection detection, and additional road uses. Theobjects can be detected by their position and velocity using the radar sensors within the vehicle.
Smith, A. I., & Alromithy, F. S., & Morales, A., & Archibald, N. (2015, June), Exploring Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications (V2V) in an Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24082
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