4. Connected Vehicles

  1. Luca Delgrossi1 and
  2. Tao Zhang2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch4

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy

How to Cite

Delgrossi, L. and Zhang, T. (2012) Connected Vehicles, in Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118452189.ch4

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



  • connected vehicles;
  • consumer vehicle network (CVN);
  • vehicle communication modes;
  • wireless communications technology


A wide range of innovative applications are enabled by wireless communications, allowing vehicles to connect with each other, the roadside network infrastructure, and the Internet. Connected vehicle applications are classified into the following categories: hard safety, soft safety, mobility, and convenience applications. Most vehicles in a consumer vehicle network (CVN) belong to individual consumers. With vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) local broadcast, a vehicle sends messages to all other vehicles within its communication range. Many mobility and convenience applications require the vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) bidirectional communications mode. Several existing wireless technologies support vehicle communications. Short-range radios include Bluetooth, Wi - Fi, and dedicated short- range communications (DSRC). Long-range radios include cellular networks, satellite services, and digital radio broadcast networks. The wireless technology implemented in a vehicle can become outdated while the vehicle is still on the road.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

vehicles; wireless communication