Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

The course will provide an overview of the wireless technologies for connected vehicles and introduce the main standards for long and short-range communications. Particular emphasis will be on the solutions deriving from Wi-Fi and cellular networks applied to cooperative intelligent transport systems.

Course contents

The course provides an overview of the main wireless technologies for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, including aspects of the various layers of the protocol stack and the main communication standards.

Topics include:

- Introduction to V2X;

- Protocol stack model of the ETSI Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS);

- Applications and facilities layer, with particular reference to C-ITS services;

- Networking and transport layer, with particular reference to GeoNetworking;

- Vehicular Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11p and related standards;

- Cellular communications applied to V2X, with particular attention to short-range C-V2X (sidelink).


Notes from the lectures and material shared by the teacher.

Teaching methods

Classroom lectures with examples and results from on-field experiments.

Assessment methods

The exam will include two parts.

For the first part, the student selects a V2X use case and provides a 5 minute pitch about its requirements, possible implementation, potential issues. Details will be provided during the course.

The second part aims at checking the acquisition of the main concepts discussed during the lectures and consists of an oral exam.

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