GOT: Grid-based on-road localization through inter-vehicle collaboration

Tan Yan, Wensheng Zhang, Guiling Wang, Yujun Zhang

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Abstract

GPS navigators have been widely adopted by drivers. However, due to the sensibility of GPS signals to terrain, vehicles cannot get their locations when they are inside a tunnel or on a road surrounded by high-rises where the satellite signal is blocked. This incurs the safety and convenience problems. To address the issue, we propose a novel Grid-based On-road localizaTion system (GOT), where vehicles with or without accurate GPS signals self-organize into a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET), exchange location and distance information and help each other to calculate an accurate position for all the vehicles inside the network. GOT uniquely evaluates some fuzzy geometric relationship among vehicles and employs a grid-based approach to calculate vehicle's locations, by which GOT solves the issues of lack of beacon nodes and error propagation that are the two major challenges in on-road localization. Simulation shows our GOT system is very effective and efficient in calculating the vehicular positions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2011
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2011
Event8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2011 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Oct 17 2011Oct 22 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2011

Other

Other8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems, MASS 2011
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period10/17/1110/22/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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