Vehicular Networking [C2X]

CS219, Winter 2017

Contents

Today's automotive industry is increasingly relying on computer science in product innovation. Young professionals are expected to have specialized knowledge in the fields of electronics, software and vehicular networks -- both in-car networks and networks of moving cars. This lecture teaches important concepts from these domains, starting with in-car networks (from individual electronic control units, modern bus systems, system and network architectures, to driver assistance functions, security and safety). The lecture then moves to networks of moving cars (from communication technology and system architectures, to the design of advanced traffic information systems, security and safety). Particular emphasis is given to the relevant question of balancing users' privacy with their safety and security.

Learning Outcome

The learning objective is to unserstand the fundamental concepts of vehicular networking. Students understand these concepts and are able to apply this knowledge.

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of packet switched networks and TCP/IP protocol suite; programming experience with C/Unix; CS118 or equivalent.

Course Grade

  • Initial project work (20%)
  • Midterm exam (40%)
  • Term project (40%)

Instructors

Schedule

This course consists of alternating blocks of lectures and projects. The lecture gives an overview and background information on the topics of in-car and car-to-x communication as well as the performance evaluation of such systems. During the projects, this knowledge will be applied in hands-on simulative performance studies. All simulation code will be written in C++ and executed on Linux systems.

Lecture

Term Project

Evaluation

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Literature

  • Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, Vehicular Networking, Cambridge University Press, 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  • Werner Zimmermann and Ralf Schmidgall, Bussysteme in der Fahrzeugtechnik, ed. 4, Wiesbaden, Vieweg + Teubner, 2011. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Konrad Reif, Automobilelektronik, ed. 3, Wiesbaden, Vieweg + Teubner, 2009. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Dominique Paret, Multiplexed networks for embedded systems, Chichester, England, Wiley, 2007. [BibTeX, Details...]
  • Hannes Hartenstein and Kenneth Laberteaux (Eds.), VANET - Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies, Intelligent Transport Systems, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]