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ArteryLTE is a holistic IVC simulation framework capable of simulating different communication technologies, namely the ETSI ITS-G5 and the cellular LTE protocol stacks. It thus allows for the analysis of different communication strategies based on heterogeneous vehicular networks.

It combines Artery and VeinsLTE. Artery’s middleware is extended by the option of choosing either the ITS-G5 or the LTE stack for communication. Upon message generation, the Artery services provide information to the middleware in order to choose the appropriate communication technology. A backend service is implemented as a static network node connected to the base stations (eNodeBs) of the LTE network.

Architecture of the ArteryLTE simulation environment.
Architecture of the ArteryLTE simulation environment.


ArteryLTE has been developed as part of a research project at the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks (IBR) at Technische Universität Braunschweig. It was released with a corresponding paper [1] describing the detailed architecture as well as simulation results. The ArteryLTE code is available on Github.

[1] [doi] J. Timpner, M. Wegner, H. Günther, and L. C. Wolf, “High-Resolution Vehicle Telemetry via Heterogeneous IVC,” in Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc): IoV-VoI Workshop, Paderborn, Germany, 2016, p. 19–24.
abstract = {Backend services enable the large-scale aggregation of vehicle data. This Floating Car Data (FCD) can be used to detect traffic disturbances. Although today's vehicles are able to determine their position on a per-lane level, FCD is typically only used on a per-street level granularity. In this paper, we show that using the fleet-data from one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) alone as the database (i.e., on a backend) is indeed not sufficient to detect local, lane-level, traffic phenomena, independent from the accuracy of the vehicle localization. We thus present a high-resolution telemetry service based on heterogeneous Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC). We introduce a novel holistic IVC simulation framework which we make publicly available and use it to experimentally verify the proposed telemetry service. Results show a significant leverage of IVC on both the resolution of FCD and the accuracy of detecting lane-level traffic phenomena.},
address = {Paderborn, Germany},
author = {Timpner, Julian and Wegner, Martin and G{\"{u}}nther, Hendrik-J{\"{o}}rn and Wolf, Lars C},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 17th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc): IoV-VoI Workshop},
doi = {10.1145/2938681.2938687},
isbn = {978-1-4503-4345-9/16/07},
publisher = {ACM Press},
title = {{High-Resolution Vehicle Telemetry via Heterogeneous IVC}},
pages = {19--24},
year = {2016}