The Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET) has emerged as a new technology to offer solutions for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that aim at helping drivers on the roads by anticipating hazardous events or avoiding bad traffic areas. However, existing cutting edge standards of VANETs fail to adequately support the applications in potential fields such as, monitoring of safety –relevant data traffic in the vicinity of a vehicle, risk management operations, seamless & sustainable logistics and interaction with the wider community to promote digital engagements and quality of life.
The Solution: Integrated and Hybrid Mobility Models
To overcome the problem, The Networks Theme at the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University has been conducting research in collaboration with international academic partners, based in UK, EU, Canada, Australia and USA to refocus the research agenda, away from narrower concerns such as conventional connectivity towards a more holistic, integrated and sustainable seamless ITS that can integrate with wireless community networks and smart city spaces. Several integrated solutions have been proposed.
Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai, Dr Imed Romdhani and Professor Bill Buchanan have produced a wide range of integrated mobile ad hoc protocols and lead efforts to make further breakthroughs in the area of VANETs and future wireless broadband Networks.
Edinburgh Napier University is seeking commercial partners interested in collaborative research or consultancy.