Extensible in-vehicle ITS system for location based traffic information - A design proposal and implementation for the NS-FRITS project
Examensarbete för masterexamen
As the European population grows, the freight movement and transport sector in the North Sea Region increases, leading to a higher load on existing road networks, ports and intermodal interchanges. Rather than only focusing on expanding existing physical infrastructure, the introduction of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) have been predicted to have crucial role in improving efficiency and safety in the transport sector. In 2009 the European Union started the NS-FRITS project, which aims to develop an ITS system to enable drivers and fleet managers in the North Sea Region to get location based information about current events such as road conditions, road weather and traffic congestions. The NS-FRITS system should also present information about secure parking spots, crime spots, customs stations and other Point of interests relevant to heavy goods drivers. The work of this thesis has suggested a system design and architecture of the NS-FRITS system and implemented it into a working prototype. The implementation includes: A server providing location based services, a graphical interface for adding location based information, a client application to be used in trucks and a truck fleet management system. The communication is based on streaming XML through the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) protocol. This report will describe this proposed design, what technologies and protocols are being used, alternative technologies, and suggestion for improvements towards the final NSFRITS system, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2011.
Datorteknik , Computer Engineering