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Fail Silent Road Side Unit for Vehicular Communications

Ferreira, J. ; Oliveira, A. ; Almeida, J. ; Cruz, CAC

Fail Silent Road Side Unit for Vehicular Communications, Proc Workshop on Architecting Safety in Collaborative Mobile Systems - ASCoMS, Toulouse, France, Vol. 1, pp. 343 - 354, September, 2013.

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After almost a decade of R&D, vehicular communications for cooperative systems and its enabling technologies, mostly relying on IEEE 802.11p and IEEE 1609.1-4 family of standards, are in their trial phase, as some major field operational tests are being carried out. Nev- ertheless, there are still some open problems concerning the timeliness, dependability and security of IEEE 802.11p based communications. This paper presents an architecture to implement fail-silent road side units (RSU) required to deploy infrastructure to vehicle (I2V) safety communi- cations. Although generic, the proposed architecture is described within the scope of the Vehicular Flexible Time-Triggered protocol (V-FTT) and takes advantage of a flexible, FPGA-based softcore implementation of an IEEE 802.11-A6 / ETSI ITS G5 controller.