Adaptive Content Control for Communication amongst Cooperative Automated Vehicles

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Conference Proceeding

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Integrated Engineering


Cooperative automated vehicles exchange information to assist each other in creating a more precise and extended view of their surroundings, with the aim of improving automated-driving decisions. This paper addresses the need for scalable communication among these vehicles. To this end, a general communication framework is proposed through which automated cars exchange information derived from multi-resolution maps created using their local sensing modalities. This method can extend the region visible to a car beyond the area directly sensed by its own sensors. An adaptive, probabilistic, distance-dependent strategy is proposed that controls the content of the messages exchanged among vehicles based on performance measures associated with the load on the communication channel.

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2014 IEEE 6th International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC)