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Falko Dressler and Onur Altintas, "From Connected Cars to Vehicle Micro Clouds to Virtual Edges," Tutorial, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018), Kansas City, MO, May 20, 2018.


We will primarily discuss the challenges and opportunities of the connected cars vision in relation to the need for distributed data management solutions ranging from the vehicle to the mobile edge and to the data centers. As a novel concept, vehicle micro clouds have been proposed that bridge the gap between fully distributed vehicular networks based on short range device to device communication and 4G+ based infrastructure for centralized solu-tions. Using selected application examples including the use of virtual traffic lights, intelli-gent intersection management, and platooning, we assess the needs on the underlying sys-tem components with a particular focus on inter-vehicle communication. We also shed light on the potentials of a vehicular cloud based on parked vehicles as a spatio-temporal network and storage infrastructure. Vehicular networking solutions have been investigated for more than a decade but recent standardization efforts just enable a broad use of this technology to build large scale Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). One of the key questions is whether some pre-deployed infrastructure is needed to enable and to boost vehicular net-works. We see many benefits in such infrastructure to store information and to provide con-nectivity among the vehicles. Yet, instead of using solely Roadside Units (RSUs), we envision to also make use of vehicles (parked or not) to provide such vehicular cloud services.

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Falko Dressler
Onur Altintas

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    author = {Dressler, Falko and Altintas, Onur},
    title = {{From Connected Cars to Vehicle Micro Clouds to Virtual Edges}},
    howpublished = {Tutorial},
    publisher = {IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018)},
    location = {Kansas City, MO},
    day = {20},
    month = {05},
    year = {2018},

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