Inter/Intra-Vehicle Wireless Communication

Gregory S. Bickel


This paper surveys the current state-of-the-art in wireless communication technology within vehicles, as well as between vehicles. Different concepts associated with radio frequency bands and wave propagation simulations as they apply to inter-vehicle communication are analyzed. The Medium Access Control (MAC) layer protocols used in inter-vehicle communication are addressed, as are routing protocols. Security issues associated with inter-vehicle communication are reviewed. The intra-vehicle uses of wireless communication, and vehicle-to-roadside communication, are also researched. Lastly, a real-life implementation of vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle technology, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards that support it, are analyzed.


Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC), radio frequency bands, wave propagation simulation, Medium Access Control, Directional MAC, Adaptive Space Division Multiplexing, timeslot/code allocation, multi-hopping transmission, IVC routing, security in IVC, Intra-Vehicle Communication, Continuous Air interface for Long and Medium distance, Bluetooth, dedicated short range communication, ultra-wideband, ray optics, signal to noise ratio, omni-directional, cooperative collision avoidance, platoon, public key infrastructure, certification authority, Zigbee, controller area network, vehicle-to-roadside, electronic toll collection, Wireless Access in the Vehicular Environment, IEEE 802.11p and P1609.

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