Wireless Networks for Car- and Ridesharing Systems: Assessment of 802.11 Wi-Fi

An emerging trend for vehicle transportation is the use of car sharing systems. These change vehicle operations from an autonomous to a dynamic model supporting multiple users and multiple passengers. The authors investigate the network communications and conditions necessary to operate an efficient and cost-effective car sharing fleet system. Further, the authors explored the feasibility and challenges of using Wi-Fi as the communications medium for operating such car sharing systems in metropolitan locations. The preliminary study indicates that Wi-Fi connectivity works well while vehicles are traveling between zero and twenty miles per hour, and is therefore a feasible communication technology in urban areas where vehicles regularly travel at slow speeds and spend time at rest.


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  • Media Type: DVD
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 88th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers DVD

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  • Accession Number: 01126799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 09-0750
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 2009 4:59PM