V-VLC - Visible Light based Vehicular Communication


  • Distributed Embedded Systems, Paderborn University
  • National Taiwan University (NTU)
  • E-Lab (HELLA Group), Lippstadt, Germany



  • funded in part by E-Lab (HELLA Group), collaboration with National Taiwan University (NTU)

Project Time

  • since 12/2016


Visible light represents a new communication opportunity for vehicular networking applications. Compared to RF-based communications, VLC offers robustness against jamming attacks, a smaller interference domain, and a huge license-free spectrum. On the other hand, in outdoor scenarios such as car-to-car communication, VLC is susceptible to ambient light and weather conditions.

In our research, we focus on the lower layers, working on circuit design and prototypes to enable vehicle-to-vehicle communication using real vehicular ligthing modules, as well as on higher layers, working on medium access schemes in the vehicular domain. This work is accompanied by research on simulation techniques to assess protocols and concepts of Visible Light based Vehicular Communication.

Selected Publications

  • Agon Memedi, Hsin-Mu Tsai and Falko Dressler, "Impact of Realistic Light Radiation Pattern on Vehicular Visible Light Communication," Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2017), Singapore, December 2017. (to appear) [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  • Agon Memedi, "Vehicular Visible Light Communications," Proceedings of International Conference on Networked Systems (NetSys 2017), PhD Forum, Göttingen, Germany, March 2017. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  • Michele Segata, Renato Lo Cigno, Hsin-Mu Tsai and Falko Dressler, "On Platooning Control using IEEE 802.11p in Conjunction with Visible Light Communications," Proceedings of 12th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2016), Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, January 2016, pp. 124-127. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]