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An Integrated Wireless and Traffic Platform for Real-Time Road Traffic Management Solutions (iTETRIS)
Start date: 01 Jul 2008, End date: 31 Jan 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Wireless vehicular cooperative systems have been identified as an attractive solution to improve road traffic management, thereby contributing to the European goal of safer, cleaner, and more efficient and sustainable traffic solutions. The use of V2V and V2I communication technologies can not only help reducing road fatalities but also a more efficient and adaptive traffic management that contributes to reducing energy and environmental costs while improving our lives.V2V-V2I communication technologies can improve traffic management through real-time exchange of data among vehicles and with road infrastructure. Routing and data dissemination policies suited to the wireless vehicular environment operational characteristics need to be designed and optimized. It is also of great importance to investigate the adequate combination of V2V and V2I technologies to ensure the continuous and cost-efficient operation of traffic management solutions based on wireless vehicular cooperative solutions. However, to adequately design and optimize these communication protocols and analyze the potential of wireless vehicular cooperative systems to improve road traffic management, adequate testbeds and field operational tests need to be conducted.Despite the potential development of Field Operational Tests to get the first insights into the benefits and problems faced in the development of wireless vehicular cooperative systems, there is yet the need to evaluate in the long term and large dimension the true potential benefits of wireless vehicular cooperative systems to improve traffic efficiency. To this aim, iTETRIS is devoted to the development of advanced tools coupling traffic and wireless communication simulators. This will enable large scale computing analysis and development of adequate protocols and algorithms, overcoming the limitations of current data dissemination and routing proposals; characterized by oversimplistic wireless conditions.
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