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Agon Memedi and Falko Dressler, "Vehicular Visible Light Communications: A Survey," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 23 (1), pp. 161–181, 2021.


Visible Light Communications (VLC) is becoming a mature communication technology, particularly for indoor usage. The application in outdoor environments is especially interesting in the scope of Vehicular VLC (V-VLC), however, there are some critical challenges remaining. In general, VLC is a good complement to Radio Frequency (RF)-based communication. For automotive use cases, V-VLC can benefit from the huge available spectrum and the readily available Light Emitting Diode (LED)-based lighting systems of modern cars. Its Line Of Sight (LOS) characteristics, the directionality of the light, and the smaller collision domain substantially reduces interference. In this survey article, we study the state of the art of V-VLC and identify open issues and challenges. We study the V-VLC communication system as a whole and also dig into the characteristics of the VLC channel. For the beginner in the field, this review acts as a guide to the most relevant literature to quickly catch up with current trends and achievements. For the expert, we identify open research questions and also introduce the V-VLC research community as a whole.

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Agon Memedi
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Memedi, Agon and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1109/COMST.2020.3034224},
    title = {{Vehicular Visible Light Communications: A Survey}},
    pages = {161--181},
    journal = {IEEE Communications Surveys \& Tutorials},
    issn = {1553-877X},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    number = {1},
    volume = {23},
    year = {2021},

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