Communications for intelligent transportation systems
Intelligent Transportation Systems solutions aim at adding information and communication technologies to transportation infrastructures and vehicles in order to allow public agencies and transportation companies to improve
- traffic safety by reducing accidents.
- traffic efficiency by regulating and better distributing the traffic load, or smoothing tolling station congestions.
- the carbon footprint towards green driving and logistics, or deploying fully electric vehicles.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) promise to be one of the most dynamic and innovative specialization fields with a large expected industrial and business growth over the next decade. Understanding current and future ITS challenges and acquiring the technical and non technical means to provide practical solutions require a unique combination of expertise and experience at the boundaries of computer, telecommunication and transportation sciences.
In order to understand wireless vehicular communication for ITS, one not only needs to study the methodologies and protocols managing the transmission, reception and handling of information among vehicles and with transportation infrastructures, but also the wireless communication conditions between them. It may therefore be seen as an extension of mobile communication to the challenging mobile wireless vehicular environment, while at the same time considering transportation-specific constraints such as the characteristics of vehicular mobility.
The course offers the necessary technical and practical knowledge required by engineers and project managers responsible for designing ITS applications and the related ICT mechanisms to understand the innovations and unique opportunities of ITS applications.
The emphasis is on
- Providing a balanced theoretical and practical expertise required by leading industries in the ITS domain.
- Analysis and quantifications of the benefits of ITS on the environments and the society.
In this program, the students will understand the challenges and required mechanisms to efficiently interconnect vehicles and transportation infrastructures. They will also gain a deep understanding on major application domains of ITS, such as traffic safety, traffic efficiency, or infotainment and comfort. In details, the student will learn how to formulate and model problems typically observed in ITS applications, and will investigate the impact and benefits of vehicular communications in the different application areas of ITS.
This program targets:
- graduate students with a Master's degree and engineers that are willing to specialize in the rapidly growing vehicular networking and ITS community,
- researchers with experience on vehicular communication, protocols and algorithms, who are interested in acquiring a new interdisciplinary perspective on the vehicular networking research for ITS.
Language of instruction
The program is taught entirely in English
FALL SEMESTER (OCTOBER-JANUARY)
SPRING SEMESTER (FEBRUARY-JUNE)
|T||MobAdv||3.00||Mobile Advanced Networks|
|T||MobWat||3.00||Wireless Access Technologies|
|T||TraffEEc||3.00||Emission and Traffic Efficiency|
Site of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy: Intelligent Transport Systems
The automotive industry has never had so many challenges in the field of telecommunications than today : vehicle embedded networks, telematics for onboard entertainement, telediagnostic, car2car communications, etc. Studying at EURECOM gave me a solid technical background to contribute to practical solutions.
Stephane Turlier, Vehicle embedded communication engineer at RENAULT