Risk assessment for traffic safety applications with V2V communications

C. Belagal Math, H. Li, S.M. Heemstra de Groot

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Vehicle-to-others (V2X) communication systems intend to increase safety and efficiency of our transportation networks. However, wireless communication imperfections such as missed messages due to collisions and fading in the wireless channel, may affect safety application reliability and lead to risky situations. Thus metrics are required to evaluate the impact of communication inadequacies on the safety applications. In this paper we perform analyses of various existing safety application reliability metrics and conclude that they do not reflect safety application risk and vulnerability of individual nodes effectively. We propose a new metric called Effective Risk Factor (ERF), which quantifies the risk at a node for each link, to identify dangers due to poor awareness of their neighbors. The ERF evaluation considers links of its neighbors, thus detecting risky situations over existing neighbor links on runtime making the ERF assessment realistic. The ERF metric is evaluated and compared with other reliability metrics for a stationary vehicle warning application in a simulated highway scenario. The results show that the ERF evaluation performed at each node on runtime is able to capture a fine time scale fluctuations in the risk experienced by an application precisely. The ERF also enables prediction of higher risk situations. The results also demonstrate that the ERF captures application risk experienced by nodes effectively compared to other reliability metrics
Originele taal-2Engels
Titel2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), 18-21 September 2016, Montreal, Quebec
Plaats van productiePiscataway
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Aantal pagina's6
ISBN van elektronische versie978-1-5090-1701-0
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-5090-1702-7
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 sep 2016



  • Accidents
  • Loss measurement
  • Reliability
  • Runtime
  • Safety
  • Wireless communication

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Belagal Math, C., Li, H., & Heemstra de Groot, S. M. (2016). Risk assessment for traffic safety applications with V2V communications. In 2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), 18-21 September 2016, Montreal, Quebec (blz. 1-6). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/VTCFall.2016.7881202