Poster: Smart networked bicycles with platoon cooperation

Sandra Cespedes, Juan Salamanca, Juan Camilo Sacanamboy, Carlos Rivera

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Urban roads are venues of social interaction where many actors try to accomplish their transportation-related individual goals. It has been demonstrated that when individuals act with scarce contextual information they offer resistance to one another's programs of action hindering coordination. In this work we address the problem of smart networked bicycles assisting cyclist coordination. Coordination is based on vehicular communications together with a cooperative adaptive cruise control. We propose to combine effective dissemination mechanisms in mesh-networks, a platoon cooperation logic, and a novel cyclist-bicycle interface to adapt the behaviour of cyclists while driving. Initial simulations and experimental results demonstrate that our cooperation mechanism helps cyclists achieve individual and collective goals, such as moving fluidly at the best possible speed while maintaining a safe distance to other cyclists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2014
EditorsFalko Dressler, Onur Altintas, Suman Banerjee, Bjorn Scheuermann, David Eckhoff
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976607
StatePublished - Jan 16 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2014 - Paderborn, Germany
Duration: Dec 3 2014Dec 5 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC
ISSN (Print)2157-9857
ISSN (Electronic)2157-9865


Other2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Transportation


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