15h September 2015, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Co-located with the 18th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Transportation systems have received widespread attention from scientific community and emerged towards Intelligent Transportation Systems, where there is closed loop interaction between vehicles/drivers and the transportation infrastructure empowered by cooperative V2X communications, cellular networks and wireless sensor networks. Cooperative applications with data sensing, acquisition, processing and communication provide an unprecedented potential to improve vehicle and road safety, passenger’s comfort and efficiency of traffic management. In order to support such visionary scenarios, applications running in the vehicles are required to communicate with other applications in the vehicle or with applications deployed in the back office of the emergency services, road operators or public services. These applications run unattended, reporting information and taking commands from counterpart applications in the vehicle or network, and are therefore referred to as Machine-to-Machine applications (M2M). Current ETSI M2M standards do not fully address scenarios in which mobility of entities are involved; such as the case of vehicular network nodes roaming through a network of various RSUs connected to M2M gateways. In this networks, devices operating inside vehicles are called On Board Units (OBUs), while devices operating on the side of the road are Road Side Units (RSUs), and have different requirements and modes of operation. A cooperative system for smart mobility is a pervasive system based on wireless sensor networks and vehicular networks composed by control centres, RSUs, OBUs and personal handled devices.