Recent progress in the next generation of automobile
technology is geared towards incorporating information technology
into cars. Collectively called smart cars are bringing intelligence to
cars that provides comfort, convenience and safety. A branch of smart
cars is connected-car system. The key concept in connected-cars is the
sharing of driving information among cars through decentralized
manner enabling collective intelligence. This paper proposes a
foundation of the information model that is necessary to define the
driving information for smart-cars. Road conditions are modeled
through a unique data structure that unambiguously represent the time
variant traffics in the streets. Additionally, the modeled data structure
is exemplified in a navigational scenario and usage using UML.
Optimal driving route searching is also discussed using the proposed
data structure in a dynamically changing road conditions.
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Lane-Changing Behavior in a Connected Environment: A Game Theory
Approach,” Transportation Research Procedia, vol. 7, pp. 420-440,
 George Bilchev, Richard Gedge, Jeff Farr, “The Connected Car –Building
a Real World Testbed for Vehicle Communication,” NWTM Interface -
The Next Wave Technologies and Markets Programme of the Department
of Trade and Industry.
 K. Hammoudi, H. Benhabiles, M. Kasraoui, N. Ajam, F. Dornaika, K.
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cooperative vehicular embedded systems for enhancing road monitoring
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 Wenlong Zhu, Dapeng Li, “Multiple Vehicles Collaborative Data
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Statistical User Models for Content-Targeting and Real-time
Applications,” MIPRO, May 2015.
 Nawaporn Wisitpongphan, Fan Bai, Priyantha Mudalige, Varsha
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