Properties, Principles, and Metrics in Transportation CPS

  • Syed Hassan AhmedEmail author
  • Murad Khan
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


During the past decades, we have witnessed tremendous advancements in the field of wireless communications, while supporting a wide range of applications. Nevertheless, wireless access has also been shifted towards transportation research and development centers. The integration of embedded devices to transverse heterogeneity into homogeneity, cyber-physical systems (CPS) have been introduced as a subset of the Internet of things (IoT). For example, sensors/actuator systems became responsive to the physical world by enabling real-time control emanating from conventional embedded systems also known as CPS. Likewise, we have several onboard sensors installed inside the vehicles, responsible for sensing different activities within the vehicle and its surroundings such as temperature, intruder detection, and so on. In addition to the general applications for CPS, we have the vehicular cyber-physical systems (VCPS) that is not a new concept. For now, VCPS may refer to a wide range of transportation management systems that are heavily integrated and should be highly accurate, real-time, and efficient. This chapter provides readers with the details of the term “VCPS” followed by the historical overview of this new emerging field including research challenges and future aspects of the VCPS.


CPS Vehicular networks Future research Architectures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityDaeguRepublic of Korea

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