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Traffic Telematics

Traffic Telematics
type: lecture
semester: Hauptdiplom
place: SR 217, RZ (Building 20.21)
time: Tue, 9:45 - 11:15
Winter semester 2008/09
start: 21.10.2008
lecturer: J.Härri
H. Hartenstein
sws: 2
lv-no.: 24148
exam: The lecture can be examined in the following way:
  • Master Informatik: in the module "Advances Telematics"
  • Diplom Informatik: in the Vertiefungsfach "Telematik"
information: The lecture on Tuesday December 9th is cancelled.

The lecture will be given in English.

The leture slides are available on the KIT student portal.

Traffic Telematics solutions aim at adding information and communication technologies to transportation infrastructures and vehicles in order to allow public agencies and transportation companies to improve traffic safety such as road accidents or hazardous road conditions, or traffic efficiency such as traffic load, fuel consumption, commuting time or toll systems. By using wireless communication technologies between vehicles and with the road infrastructure, the required traffic information becomes faster and more precisely available. Thanks to this, exisiting systems could be improved but it is also possible to develop new approaches, for example in the domain of active road safety. 

In order to understand traffic telematics, one not only need to study the methodologies and protocols managing the transmission, reception and handling of information among vehicles and with transportation infrastructures, but also the wireless communication conditions between them. It may therefore be seen as an extension of mobile communication to the challenging mobile wireless vehicular environment, yet by also considering transportation-specific constraints such as a specific vehicular mobility. Traffic telematics solutions therefore lie at the junction between Computer Science, Telecommunication, and Transportation Science.

In detail, the following topics will be treated:

  • Introduction to Traffic Telematics
  • Fundamentals on Networked Vehicles
  • Middleware Architecture and Standards
  • Simulation Methodology
  • Fundamentals on Radio Communication in Vehicular Environments
  • Positioning Systems
  • Vehicular Mobility Modeling
  • Vehicular Mobility Management
  • Location Management
  • Graph Theory applied to Traffic Telematics
  • Congestion Control
  • Forwarding and Routing in Vehicular Environments
  • Information Dissemination in Vehicular Environments
  • Security in Vehicular Environments
  • Internet Integration
  • Most recent trends and research results