Internet of Things is promoting all the possible smart devices to be connected to a global network where each device will be able to render services from other connected devices. This communication is analogous to the social communication of human being which is now represented by online social networks.. As a key member of Smart Cities, vehicles are seeing growing interests from research community in the aspect of Internet of Vehicles.
The Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is an inevitable convergence of the mobile Internet and the Internet of Things. It's comprised of all new and current vehicles, either fitted or integrated with two-way RF equipment. It is a converged technology that encompasses information communication, environmental protection, energy conservation, and safety. To succeed in this emerging market, acquisition of core technologies and standards will be crucial to securing strategic advantage..
In particular, traffic congestions, emergencies and accidents reveal inefficiencies in transportation infrastructures, which can be overcome through the exploitation of ICT findings, in designing systems that are targeted at traffic / emergency management, namely Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This Project considers the potential connection of vehicles to form vehicular networks that communicate with each other at an IP-based level, exchange information either directly or indirectly (e.g. through social networking applications and web communities) and contribute to a more efficient and green future world of transportation. In particular, the paper presents the basic research areas that are associated with the concept of Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and outlines the fundamental research challenges that arise there from..
Client system – The client system is a vehicle's intelligent sensor, which gathers vehicular intelligence and detects driving status and environment. It is a ubiquitous communications terminal that features intra-vehicle, inter-vehicle, and vehicle-network communication. It is also a device that enables IoV addressing and attainment of a trusted vehicular identity in cyberspace.