The Status of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications as a Means of Improving Crash Prevention Performance

This paper provides the status of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sponsored research on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communications as a means of improving crash prevention performance. A description of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC), the leading wireless technology for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communications is presented. Next a discussion of standards development, including the actions of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allocate spectrum, the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) to develop standards, and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) common vehicle-to-vehicle safety message set efforts, are given. Potential vehicle safety applications including intersection crash warning and emergency electronic brake lights are discussed. Discussed next are crash prevention benefits. Finally, message security is covered.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings - 19th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), Washington, D.C., June 6-9, 2005

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01070929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 05-0264
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2007 12:03PM