Chapter 2. Cooperative Vehicular Safety Applications

  1. Hannes Hartenstein diploma in mathematics, doctoral professor director staff member2 and
  2. Kenneth P Laberteaux MSc, PhD, BSE research engineer founder3
  1. Derek Caveney BScE, MSc, PhD, visiting postdoctoral principal research scientist

Published Online: 19 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch2

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

How to Cite

Caveney, D. (2010) Cooperative Vehicular Safety Applications, in VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies (eds H. Hartenstein and K. P. Laberteaux), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

  2. 3

    Toyota Technical Center, USA

Author Information

  1. Toyota Technical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470740569

Online ISBN: 9780470740637



  • cooperative vehicular safety applications;
  • cooperative vehicular safety applications and enabling technologies for cooperative driving systems;
  • vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications;
  • sharing current vehicular positions, velocities and accelerations;
  • low-latency dissemination of messages between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure;
  • global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and GNSS satellite coverage;
  • real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning systems;
  • cooperative system architecture - software architecture for cooperative vehicular systems;
  • safety application mapping;
  • VANET-enabled active safety applications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Enabling Technologies

  • Cooperative System Architecture

  • Mapping for Safety Applications

  • VANET-enabled Active Safety Applications

  • References