Performance analysis of connectivity-powered advanced safety systems for future highly automated driving.
Tutor / directorJofre Roca, Lluís
Document typeMaster thesis
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The ever-increasing demand of data-hungry applications has motivated the evolution of the mobile communications system towards its 5th generation, also known as 5G. The latest development of 5G (Release 16), released by the global standardization body 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) included support of Vehicle to Everything (V2X) communications using New Radio (NR) technology, aiming to spark the long-awaited transformation in connectivity of the automotive industry. Vehicular communications based on 5G technology are embodied in the so-called NR-V2X protocol, which allows the vehicle to communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure and the network using 5G advanced techniques and features such as: wide range of spectrum up to 60 GHz bands, multi-antenna mechanisms, and flexible time-frequency resource scheduling, among others. By using 5G support, vehicular communications will be able to guarantee specific Quality of Service (QoS) – such as latency, data rate or reliability – therefore opening the door for advanced connectivity-based safety applications. Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) have been heavily reliant on onboard sensors to perform automated control of the vehicle’s actuators. However, having the ability to obtain reliable data beyond the line of sight of these sensors – i.e. wirelessly – might change the game. As a result, the automotive industry envisions a future where ADAS and connectivity converge and collaborate in the unstoppable evolution towards safe and efficient driving in the upcoming highly-automated mobility landscape. While this collaboration improves safety and driving efficiency, it also makes the vehicles vulnerable to cyberattacks, which may lead to a collision between vehicles, jeopardising road safety. The main objective of this thesis is to understand the impact in safety or overall performance when vehicular communication is exposed to jamming attack. Studies are performed for a specific use case and different scenarios to validate the proposal
SubjectsAutonomous vehicles -- Computer networks -- Security measures, Electric automobiles -- Safety measures, Vehicles autònoms -- Xarxes d'ordinadors -- Mesures de seguretat, Automòbils elèctrics -- Mesures de seguretat
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN ENGINYERIA D'AUTOMOCIÓ (Pla 2019)