22. 4G for Vehicle Safety Communications

  1. Luca Delgrossi1 and
  2. Tao Zhang2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch22

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

How to Cite

Delgrossi, L. and Zhang, T. (2012) 4G for Vehicle Safety Communications, in Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch22

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Inc., USA

  2. 2

    Cisco Systems, Inc., USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Information and Communication Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. T. Russell Hsing and
  2. Vincent K. N. Lau

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118132722

Online ISBN: 9781118452189



  • cell broadcast service (CBS);
  • fourth-generation (4G) cellular technology;
  • long-term evolution (LTE);
  • third-generation partnership project (3GPP);
  • vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I);
  • vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety communications


This chapter first provides a brief overview of the leading fourth-generation (4G) cellular technology — the Long-Term Evolution (LTE). It then uses examples to illustrate the technical feasibility and potential issues to be addressed when using LTE to support vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) safety communications. The leading 4G cellular network standard is the LTE developed by the Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). LTE offers significantly higher capacities and lower delays than third-generation (3G) cellular networks. As LTE deployment progresses worldwide, 3GPP has been developing LTE Advanced. Using cellular networks for supporting the communications of a large number of vehicles can have a profound impact on the cellular networks and requires an in-depth examination of several fundamental issues. Third-generation (3G) cellular networks support cell broadcast service (CBS) that broadcasts low-rate text messages to all receivers inside one cellular cell.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

3G mobile communication; 4G mobile communication; Long Term Evolution