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Christoph Sommer, Armin Schmidt, Reinhard German, Wolfgang Koch and Falko Dressler, "Simulative Evaluation of a UMTS-based Car-to-Infrastructure Traffic Information System," Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2008), 3rd IEEE Workshop on Automotive Networking and Applications (AutoNet 2008), New Orleans, LA, November 2008.


We developed a simulation framework for holistic analysis of complex UMTS-based Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). This framework couples simulation models of the UMTS link level, of higher network layers, and of road traffic. ITS are a hot topic in the communications society. Currently, research is primarily focusing on setting up Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) based on WLAN technology. However, VANETs are heavily dependent on high market penetration or infrastructure support. Third-generation (3G) networks might complement these efforts. They are already widely deployed and can serve as the basis for Car-to-Infrastructure (C2I) applications. Based on our simulation framework, we evaluated a UMTS-based Traffic Information Systems (TISs) in a typical highway scenario in which information about traffic jams needed to be communicated to other cars for optimized route planning. The network setup is fictional; however, it clearly outlines the capabilities of the simulation framework as the measurement results are consistent with reasonable expectations.

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Christoph Sommer
Armin Schmidt
Reinhard German
Wolfgang Koch
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Sommer, Christoph and Schmidt, Armin and German, Reinhard and Koch, Wolfgang and Dressler, Falko},
    title = {{Simulative Evaluation of a UMTS-based Car-to-Infrastructure Traffic Information System}},
    address = {New Orleans, LA},
    booktitle = {IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2008), 3rd IEEE Workshop on Automotive Networking and Applications (AutoNet 2008)},
    month = {11},
    year = {2008},

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