Wireless ad hoc network for inter-vehicle communications
The project "FleetNet - Internet on the Road" (2000 - 2003) was set up by a consortium of six companies and three universities: DaimlerChrysler AG, Fraunhofer Institut für offene Kommunikationssysteme (FOKUS), NEC Europe Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, Siemens AG, TEMIC Speech Dialog Systems GmbH, Universities of Hannover and Mannheim, and Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg and Braunschweig.
The main objective of FleetNet was to develop and demonstrate a platform for inter-vehicle communication systems. Appropriate applications for demonstration were implemented to show the benefit of inter-vehicle communication systems. A study on business cases and market introduction strategies complemented the technical objectives and the project results were opened to appropriate international standardization bodies.
Emphasis was put on the specification of protocols for vehicle ad hoc networks, the geo-based routing and the internet integration. The communication protocols and applications developed in the project were implemented in a demonstrator using WLAN technology. The Network on wheels project is the successor of FleetNet.
FleetNet services and applications were divided into three categories:
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