›› 2014, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (4): 562-575.doi: 10.1007/s11390-014-1450-9

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Emerging Applications for Cyber Transportation Systems

Aditya Wagh1, Student Member, IEEE, Yunfei Hou1 (侯云飞), Student Member, IEEE, Chunming Qiao1 (乔春明), Fellow, IEEE, Longfei Zhang1 (张龙飞), Xu Li1 (李旭), Adel Sadek2, Kevin Hulme3, Changxu Wu4 (吴昌旭), Member, IEEE, Hong-Li Xu5 (徐宏力), and Liu-Sheng Huang5 (黄刘生)   

  1. 1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260-2000 U.S.A.;
    2. Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 14260-2000, U.S.A.;
    3. The New York State Center for Engineering Design and Industrial Innovation, Buffalo, NY 14260, U.S.A.;
    4. Department of Industrial and System Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 14260-2000, U.S.A.;
    5. School of Computer Science and Technology, Suzhou Institute for Advanced Study, University of Science and Technology of China, Suzhou 215123, China
  • Online:2014-07-05 Published:2014-07-05
  • About author:Aditya Wagh is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from the University of Mumbai in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His research is mainly focused on cyber transportation (CTS) and vehicular cyber physical systems (VCPS). Aditya is a student member of the IEEE.
  • Supported by:

    This research was partially supported by the National Science Foundation of USA under Grant No. NSF-CPS-1035733, the Joint Research Fund for Overseas Chinese Scholars and Scholars in Hong Kong and Macao of the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61228207, and the Cisco University Research Program.

Recent advances in connected vehicles and autonomous driving are going to change the face of ground transportation as we know it. This paper describes the design and evaluation of several emerging applications for such a Cyber Transportation System (CTS). These applications have been designed using holistic approaches, which consider the unique roles played by the human drivers, the transportation system, and the communication network. They can improve driver safety and provide on-road infotainment. They can also improve transportation operations and efficiency, thereby benefiting travelers and attracting investment from both government agencies and private businesses to deploy infrastructures and bootstrap the evolutionary process of CTS.

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