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Protocols for Traffic Safety Using Wireless Sensor Network

  • Yi Lai
  • Yuan Zheng
  • Jiannong Cao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4494)

Abstract

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have attracted wide interests from both academic and industrial communities due to their diversity of applications. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of energy-efficient protocols that can be used to improve traffic safety using WSN. Based on these protocols, we implement an intelligent traffic management system. Low-cost wireless sensor nodes are deployed on the roadbed and work collaboratively to detect potential collisions on the road. Experiments have been performed on this system and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of our protocols.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) Intelligent Transportation Pervasive Computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yi Lai
    • 1
  • Yuan Zheng
    • 1
  • Jiannong Cao
    • 1
  1. 1.Internet and Mobile Computing Lab, Department of Computing, the Hong Kong, Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, KowloonHong Kong

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