VANET Services and Mobile Vehicle Clouds

ECE Seminar: VANET Services and Mobile Vehicle Clouds

Starts at: April 16, 2015 4:30 PM

Ends at: 6:00 PM

Location: Scaife 125

Speaker: Dr. Mario Gerla

Affiliation: University of California Los Angeles

Refreshments provided: Yes

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As vehicles will soon become network connected, new vehicle applications are emerging, from navigation safety to location aware content distribution, urban surveillance and intelligent transport. Autonomous vehicles stand out as important players, with plenty of sensors, memory and processing power. The richness of on board resources and the diversity of applications set the Vehicular ad Hoc Network (VANET) apart from conventional MANETs and introduce new challenges in the services they provide. A representative service scenario is urban sensing: vehicles monitor the environment, classify the events, e.g., license plates, chemical readings, and support search requests from peer vehicles, from Authorities and from external Agents. This notion of service suggests that the VANET can be viewed as a Mobile Computing Cloud (MCC) where vehicles interact and collaborate to sense the environment, process the data, V2V propagate the results and share resources while providing mobile services.  This talk will revisit VANET applications and will propose a Vehicular Cloud platform to support this service model.



Dr. Mario Gerla is a Professor in the Computer Science Dept at UCLA. He holds an Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, Italy and the Ph.D. degree from UCLA. At UCLA, he was part of the