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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2009 Vol.10 No.7 P.1049-1059

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.A0820154


Context-aware smart car: from model to prototype


Author(s):  Jie SUN, Zhao-hui WU, Gang PAN

Affiliation(s):  College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   gpan@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Smart car, Intelligent vehicle, Context-aware, Ubiquitous computing


Jie SUN, Zhao-hui WU, Gang PAN. Context-aware smart car: from model to prototype[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2009, 10(7): 1049-1059.

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Abstract: 
smart cars are promising application domain for ubiquitous computing. context-awareness is the key feature of a smart car for safer and easier driving. Despite many industrial innovations and academic progresses have been made, we find a lack of fully context-aware smart cars. This study presents a general architecture of smart cars from the viewpoint of context-awareness. A hierarchical context model is proposed for description of the complex driving environment. A smart car prototype including software platform and hardware infrastructures is built to provide the running environment for the context model and applications. Two performance metrics were evaluated: accuracy of the context situation recognition and efficiency of the smart car. The whole response time of context situation recognition is nearly 1.4 s for one person, which is acceptable for non-time critical applications in a smart car.

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