Title: Simulated testbed for platooning application
Level: Basic/Advanced
Description: Description: This thesis work is defined in the scope of the SafeCOP (Safe Cooperating Cyber-
Physical Systems Using Wireless Communication) project (www.safecop.eu). SafeCOP is a
European project that targets cyber-physical systems-of-systems whose safe cooperation relies
on wireless communication. Cooperative Cyber-Physical Systems require a tight coordination
between different system components, including sensors, actuators, and controllers. A
challenging example is platooning, where vehicles are driven as a group to reduce the air drag
and therefore increase the fuel efficiency. The challenge arising is to share relevant data among
vehicles without much delay, or to be more accurate, with predictable delay to provide for new
services. Also, in case these services fail to deliver the data as required, safe actions should be
taken. To evaluate the various application aspects (like safety risk and fuel savings) many
parameters are to be considered (like velocity, braking capacity and weather conditions).

This thesis is suitable for 1-2 students.

The thesis would involve the following steps (can be adjusted to research interest of the candidate(s)):

• Practice Veins vehicular network simulator, which is based on two well-established
simulators: OMNeT++, an event-based network simulator, and SUMO, a road traffic simulator.
• Study available scenario that is already defined and implemented by RISE SICS Västerås.
• Model and implement an interaction protocol used for merging and splitting maneuvers of a platoon.
Start date:
End date:
Prerequisites: • Excellent programming skills in C/C++
IDT supervisors: Ali Balador
Examiner: Elisabeth Uhlemann