Parked cars as a service delivery platform

Randall Cogill, Olivier Gallay, Wynita Griggs, Chungmok Lee, Zubair Nabi, Rodrigo Ordonez, Martin Rufli, Robert Shorten, Tigran Tchrakian, Rudi Verago, Fabian Wirth, Sergiy Zhuk

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We introduce a new view of parked cars as a massive, flexible resource that is currently wasted. Given the power supply in batteries as well as computing, communication, and sensing facilities in cars in conjunction with the precise localization they can provide, parked cars have the potential to serve as a service delivery platform with a wide range of possibilities. We describe diverse applications that can be implemented using parked cars to show the flexibility of the infrastructure. Potential user groups and service providers are discussed. As an illustrative example, a simulation study of the use case of localizing persons in need of assistance is presented. Finally, the need for new algorithms and their analysis adapted to the specifics of parked cars is also highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE)
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479967292
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE) 2014 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 Nov 20147 Nov 2014
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceInternational Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE) 2014
Abbreviated titleICCVE 2014

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