Channel Management Schemes to Support Services in Ubiquitous Communications Infrastructures for Future Transportation Technologies

Channel Management Schemes to Support Services in Ubiquitous Communications Infrastructures for Future Transportation Technologies

Eduard Babulak (Fairleigh Dickinson University, Canada), Konstantinos G. Ioannou (University of Patras, Greece) and Athanasios Ioannou (Hellenic Organization of Telecommunications SA, Patras, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-108-7.ch023
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Abstract

Transportation and Internet Technologies have evolved dramatically during the last decade, laying solid foundation for the future generation of the Ubiquitous Internet access, omnipresent Web technologies and ultimate automated information cyberspace. As a result, the current efforts in the research and development in the areas of Future Transportation and Next Generation of Internet Technologies promotes formation of inter-disciplinary international teams of experts, scientists, researchers and engineers to create a new generation of applications and technologies that will facilitate the future transportation system. The authors present a dynamic channel management scheme for a Mobile Communication System, that supports services in Ubiquitous Communications Infrastructures for Future Transportation Technologies (DCMS-FTT). The performance is improved as it can be seen from the simulation results.
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Ii. Future Transportation

The global economy and mobility of people inspires the various authors to plan for the future transportation that will be environmentally friendly, most economical and available on command at any time, anywhere for anyone.

You leave home, step into your car, turn the seat around and start working your way through your e-mail inbox, as the car drives you to work. Or you use whatever comes to be your mobile phone to summon one of a swarm of automatic buses.

Don’t fancy stepping out into the rain? Then perhaps Telepresencing is how you’ll win friends and influence people. It’s the three-dimensional visual conference call of the future. These are all visions of Britain in 2055 from the heavyweight government Foresight report into how we’ll travel in the next five decades. Futurology often goes too far. There aren’t many of the mono-rails or flying cars predicted 50 years ago. But this report claims not to be a prediction of the future, but a set of alternative futures.

You don’t have to steer, obviously. But your car will also talk to others to find out where all the traffic is and avoid it. Communications are mobile, instantaneous, and constant, 24/7. One scenario has been given the name “Perpetual Motion”. It assumes personal transport continues to be the norm, but everything future technology has to offer is used to make getting around easier. (Figure 1 and Figure 2)

Figure 1.

Perpetual motion by Tom Symonds

Figure 2.

Good intentions: When green issues are the top priority by Tom Symonds

England is known for its narrow streets and very busy traffic. Car industry has adapted their strategy to manufacture smaller vehicles that could be used en the city centres as well as on the major motorways. Figure 3 illustrates example of the Suzuki vehicle. (Figure 4)

Figure 3.

Suzuki car on narrow street

Figure 4.

Intelligent transportation system

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