VANET, ITS, DSRC, fog and smoke, visibility


Computer Engineering

Original Citation

2017, El-Said, M. M., Arendsen, A., & Mansour, S. S. “DSRC Performance Analysis in Foggy Environment for Intelligent Vehicles System.” The International Journal on Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication, Volume: 5 Issue: 5, ISSN: 2321-8169, 2017, pp 807-812.


Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) is one of the fastest growing areas in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Research efforts has focused on developing a driver assistant alert system to warn driver in foggy environment. However, there is a lack of which effective V2V/V2I communication technology would be the best to extend and disseminate this information to nearby vehicles. In this paper, we examine the use of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) as a V2V communication mechanism to share the foggy conditions to nearby vehicles. The study also investigates the effect of changing the fog/air density on the DSRC performance in intelligent vehicles system.

Simulation experiments are setup to study the influence of the fog density on the DSRC performance in communicating the road‟s foggy conditions to nearby vehicles via DSRC communications.

The research findings proved that the DSRC performance can persist through fog/air density changes, which helps to confirm that it can help making up for lost human visibility and driver safety experience has been improved on roads during foggy times. This finding aims to promote safe highway operations in foggy or smoky conditions.