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Special Interest Group C - Mobile to Mobile Communications

Chairman: Prof. Christoph F. Mecklenbräuker, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

The Special Interest Group C within the scope of COST 2100 brings together various aspects of mobile to mobile communication from all working groups. The research in SIG C emphases car-to-car communication scenarios. Several frequency bands are of scientific and industrial interest.

Traffic telematics applications are currently under intense research and development for making transportation safer, more efficient, and cleaner. Communication systems which provide “always on” connectivity at data rates between 1 and 10 Mb/s to highly mobile surface traffic (cars and trains) are urgently required for developing traffic telematics applications and services.

Currently much attention is given to advanced active safety, but the application area also ranges to improved navigation mechanisms and infotainment services. Mobile to mobile communications need to be reliable and trusted: Drivers in cars which are equipped with mobile to mobile communications need to rely on the accuracy and timeliness of the exchanged data. These communication systems provide an extended information horizon to warn the driver or the vehicular systems of potentially dangerous situations in an early phase. Such communication systems have the potential to improve the safety on the roads.