We have received the final report on the collaboration activities between CERES/VAS and CVIS, one of the 14 projects we are cooperating (or currently discussing cooperation) with: CVIS grants use of CVIS Reference Execution Platform, Core Software and CVIS Software Developers’ Kit in exchange for external testing and evaluation (see Third Party Cooperation section of this website).
In March 2007, an agreement was made for interchange of experiences between CVIS and the Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES) at Halmstad University in Sweden. The majority of the work relating to this collaboration has been conducted within the CERES project Vehicle Alert System (VAS), aiming to use vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications to provide different types of warning messages. The main focus of the VAS project is on communication and in particular the lower layers of the communication stack are investigated.
The CVIS-CERES collaboration has been focusing mainly on the 802.11p communication and time-critical safety applications. The VAS project developed an application on the platform to act as a demonstrator of the re-search carried out within the project, with a pedestrian crossing warning scenario as starting point. The application ended up winning the first prize in the CVIS Application Submission Contest.
Here are some of their conclusions:
"The current version of the CVIS platform has great potential as a research platform since it is largely based on well-known non-proprietary components. The platform, popularized, will contribute in a major way to the development of VANET systems also outside the CVIS project since it will provide a common frame of reference, enabling experiment reproducibility. It is our view that a community-based approach is necessary to enable widespread adoption and uptake of the CVIS application development platform. Additionally, the platform is not only a good research tool within disparate research groups, but can also act as a common denominator for ensuring that systems and solutions developed in different institutions are compatible. The CVIS platform will be used for future research at Halmstad University, e.g., for more application development as well as real life measurements. The work started around the MAC scheme of 802.11p will be subject to further research and the collabora-tions with ETSI TC ITS will continue."
"Sensor fusion for congestion control", "autonomy versus reliability" and "performance measures" are the three topics they have identified as particularly important for the deployment of cooperative systems.
Download the full report here.
CVIS welcomes requests for further cooperation with projects and organisations that are involved in the deployment of cooperative systems in Europe.