A Hybrid Solution for Vehicular Communications

Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) and Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) are two technologies that can be used for vehicular communication. WAVE realizes Car-to-X (C2X) communication with WLAN based ad-hoc networks of vehicles and roadside infrastructure. UMTS is a state-of-the art technology for mobile communication and offers a cellular infrastructure based solution. This paper presents a comparative study of these two technologies and reveals that they are complementary to each other in supporting vehicular applications. We also propose a hybrid solution combining both WAVE and UMTS technologies to optimize the performance of the vehicular communication system, to increase the market penetration rate and to reduce the deployment costs.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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  • Accession Number: 01146645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 2009 11:21AM