Wireless Toward the Era of Intelligent Vehicles

Xiang Cheng, Rongqing Zhang, Liuqing Yang

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The current age is witnessing speedy revolution of vehicles from the hundred-year old moving metal box on four wheels into a new species with dazzling intelligence. To enable such intelligence, the nervous system heavily hinges upon the connectivity among vehicles as well as between vehicles and the transportation infrastructure. With such intelligence, humans would be relieved from the driving duties and naturally convert the vehicle into moving offices or entertainment rooms, thus imposing unprecedented burden to the connectivity to the world beyond the vehicle. Due to the mobile nature of vehicles, wireless naturally becomes the rescue. However, though wireless has been, to some extent, deployed on vehicles for more than half a century, the current wireless-vehicle interactions are, to the best, a mere combination, in which the wireless systems are designed accounting for the mobile environment, but do not have much to do with the vehicle core functions. In this paper, we will discuss the challenges, progresses and perspectives of the present-to-the-near-future vehicular wireless channels, wireless-vehicle combination, as well as the more demanding wireless-vehicle integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8554074
Pages (from-to)188-202
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received May 18, 2018; revised August 12, 2018 and November 9, 2018; accepted November 12, 2018. Date of publication November 30, 2018; date of current version February 25, 2019. This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61622101 and Grant 61571020, in part by the Ministry National Key Research and Development Project under Grant 2017YFE0121400, in part by the National Science and Technology Major Project under Grant 2018ZX03001031, and in part by the Major Project from Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission under Grant Z181100003218007. (Corresponding author: Xiang Cheng.) X. Cheng is with the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China (e-mail: xiangcheng@pku.edu.cn).

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© 2014 IEEE.


  • Medium access control (MAC) design
  • PHY technique
  • vehicular applications
  • vehicular communications and networking
  • vehicular wireless channels
  • wireless-vehicle combination
  • wireless-vehicle integration


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