The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) have selected the collaborative research proposal of Ahmedabad University with Nanyang Technological University Singapore; Institute for Infocomm Research at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore; Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia; and Monash University, Malaysia, for a collaborative research project on cognitive radio-enabled vehicular Cyber-Physical System for India. Dhaval Patel, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, is the Lead Project Investigator on the three-year R&D programme.
The current proposed standards for vehicular-to-vehicular (V2V) are Distance Short Range Communication (DSRC) and IEEE 1960. These standards are widely adopted in Europe and the US. Professor Patel says, "It is likely to be a part of the Indian Intelligent Transport System (ITS) policy too. In India, it is currently implemented in a few cities for electronic toll collection but not for ITS. The DSRC standard has six user channels and one control channel to communicate between vehicles. In urban areas, India has a different type of landscape and vehicular traffic (heavily populated with two and four-wheelers). In the Indian context, the DSRC standard is insufficient to provide wireless resources to establish communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure. The project will use Cyber-Physical System, like the feasibility of DSRC standards for V2V communications in urban areas, low/high mobility constraints, drivers' behaviour, road condition alerts, etc., to address these issues."
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