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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3751
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2012-2016); Quarterly (Since 2017)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJFCC
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mohamed Othman
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Mohamed Othman
Department of Communication Technology and Network Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.
IJFCC 2016 Vol.5(6): 222-228 ISSN: 2010-3751
doi: 10.18178/ijfcc.2016.5.6.475

A Real-World Implementation of IoT Automobiles

Hrvoje Milković, Nikola Ivković, and Mario Konecki
Abstract—Modern automobiles have many built-in sensors and electronic control units responsible for increasing safety, optimizing performance and improving occupant comfort. Along with this well-established uses of computing devices inside automobiles, there are two main research directions in further computerization of automobiles. One direction is aimed at creating vehicles that communicate with road infrastructure and other vehicles in ad hoc manner forming vehicular ad hoc network (VANET). The other research direction is expected to produce self-driving automobiles that can drive safely on the safe road together with regular automobiles. The research presented in this paper is focused on making regular automobiles connected to the Internet and thus becoming a part of the Internet of Things (IoT), with some motivating applications under consideration. In this paper a developed general architecture that enables automobiles to communicate with user applications by the help of an axillary computational infrastructure is presented and elaborated. A prototype based on the proposed architecture has been developed by putting embedded system inside an automobile. The developed system is supported by a suitable software and infrastructure that have also been developed as a part of the research. Driving tests with the prototype on real roads confirmed that proposed approach is feasible.

Index Terms—Automobile, embedded system, Internet of Things, distributed system.

Hrvoje Milković is with the Kraken Systems, Ulica hrvatskih branitelja 3, 10090 Zagreb, Croatia (e-mail: hmilkovi@gmail.com).
Nikola Ivković is with the Department of Computing and Technology on the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, 42000 Varaždin, Croatia (e-mail: nikola.ivkovic@foi.hr).
Mario Konecki is with the Department of Theoretical and Applied Foundations of Information Sciences on the Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb, 42000 Varaždin, Croatia (e-mail: mario.konecki@foi.hr).

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Cite: Hrvoje Milković, Nikola Ivković, and Mario Konecki, "A Real-World Implementation of IoT Automobiles," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 222-228, 2016.

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