VC-bots: A vehicular cloud computing testbed with mobile robots

Duo Lu, Zhichao Li, Dijiang Huang, Xianglong Lu, Yuli Deng, Ankur Chowdhary, Bing Li

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8 Scopus citations

Abstract

Smart vehicles with computing, sensing, and communication capabilities are gaining popularity. With various vehicular applications equipped, these smart vehicles not only improve driving safety, but also facilitate data collection and information sharing for traffic optimization, insurance estimation, and infotainment. However, developing and testing such cloud based vehicular application is challenging due to the high cost of running the application on actual cars in various traffic scenarios. For the same reason it is also difficult to understand and model the network protocol behavior among multiple vehicles. In this paper we proposed VC-bots, a vehicular cloud testbed using mobile robot vehicles, which can emulate different types of vehicles for testing vehicular network protocols and vehicular cloud applications in various scenarios, which can be easily reconfigured without any infrastructure assistance. To facilitate software integration, we also developed a message based service framework for applications running on the robot vehicle and in the cloud.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIoV-VoI 2016 - Proceedings of the 1st MobiHoc International Workshop on Internet of Vehicles and Vehicles of Internet
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages31-36
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450343459
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2016
Event1st MobiHoc International Workshop on Internet of Vehicles and Vehicles of Internet, IoV-VoI 2016 - Paderborn, Germany
Duration: Jul 5 2016 → …

Publication series

NameIoV-VoI 2016 - Proceedings of the 1st MobiHoc International Workshop on Internet of Vehicles and Vehicles of Internet

Conference

Conference1st MobiHoc International Workshop on Internet of Vehicles and Vehicles of Internet, IoV-VoI 2016
CountryGermany
CityPaderborn
Period7/5/16 → …

Keywords

  • Network testbed
  • Vehicular cloud computing (VCC)
  • Vehicular network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Lu, D., Li, Z., Huang, D., Lu, X., Deng, Y., Chowdhary, A., & Li, B. (2016). VC-bots: A vehicular cloud computing testbed with mobile robots. In IoV-VoI 2016 - Proceedings of the 1st MobiHoc International Workshop on Internet of Vehicles and Vehicles of Internet (pp. 31-36). [2938683] (IoV-VoI 2016 - Proceedings of the 1st MobiHoc International Workshop on Internet of Vehicles and Vehicles of Internet). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2938681.2938683