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Automotive NRW - Next Generation C2X

The project “Next Generation Car 2 X“ aims at the development of an integral concept of communication between vehicles themselves (Car-to-Car, C2C) and between vehicles and infrastructure (Car-to-Infrastructure, C2I). The idea is an efficient interconnection among vehicles and their assistance systems which might give a valuable contribution to road safety, reduction of exhaust gases and optimization of traffic flows. Especially the number of road accidents shall be significantly reduced by such concepts.

The project focuses on several innovative fields like communication applications , capturing of relevant data from the vehicle infrastructure and the technical implementation. Together, these fields build an integral approach, so to say a cornerstone of automotive communication systems of the future. The main components will the implemented and validated within a prototype.

A main component of the Car-to-X communication is given by the standard IEEE 802.11p-2010. Several other systems such as IEEE 802.11-2007, GSM, UMTS/HSPA, LTE, WiMAX and DVB complement the Car-to-X communication.

Within the project, the Communication Technology Institute is developing methods to increase and monitor the reliability and throughput of wireless links based on IEEE 802.11. The central research fields are communication coverage and range, error rates, coexistence among several wireless modules, message forwarding and fast handover. Therefore, methods like Dynamic Rate Adaption (DRA), Transmit Power Control (TPC) and Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) are optimized for the special requirements of the automotive environment.

Partners within the project:

  • IMST GmbH
  • mimoOn GmbH
  • Option Wireless Germany GmbH
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Mikroelektronische Schaltungen und Systeme
  • Institut für Kraftfahrwesen Aachen
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen, Institut für Mechatronik und Systemdynamik
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lehrstuhl für Physik von Transport und Verkehr
  • Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Lehrstuhl für Rechnernetze und Kommunikationssysteme
  • Technische Universität Dortmund, Lehrstuhl für Kommunikationstechnik

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Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Endemann
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