Course detail

Car Communication Devices

FEKT-MPA-AKTAcad. year: 2022/2023

Students become familiar with fundamentals of methods, standards and phenomena in the field of vehicular and mobile communication. An emphasis is given on the description of parameters of the transmission channels in the context of V2V and V2I such as channel stationarity, MIMO channel correlation and Doppler spread and shift. Students will gather information on the modelling of the data traffic as well as the real-world vehicular traffic in VANET networks. Students will understand the physical layer architecture of DRSC systems e.g. IEEE 802.11p or cellular systems such as LTE-V. Emphasis is put on explanation of the principles of a 4th  and 5th generation mobile systems (LTE).


Learning outcomes of the course unit

The absolvent of the class is able: (a) to characterize the transmission channels for V2V and V2I; (b) explain main characteristics such as Doppler shift and spread, channel stationarity and MIMO channel correlation; (c) describe the principles of VANET routing; (d) compare individual DRSC and cellular standards of vehicular networks; (e) to describe methods of channel sounding.


Students registering for the course should be able to explain the basic principles of digital signal processing and data communication. Generally, the knowledge of the Bachelor's degree level is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


SOMMER, Christoph; DRESSLER, Falko. Vehicular networking. Cambridge University, Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-107-04671-9. (CS)
ANAND, Paul; NAVEEN, Chilamkurti; DANIEL, Alfred; RHO, Seungmin. Intelligent Vehicular Networks and Communications, ISBN: 9780128092668, 2016. (CS)
CHEN, Wai. Vehicular Communications and Networks, ISBN: 978-1-78242-211-2, 2015, Publikace je dostupná studentům a zaměstnancům VUT prostřednictvím digitální knihovny Elsevier. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures and computer laboratories.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

During the semester, students can obtain up to 30 points for their active work in laboratory. The final exam is awarded by up to 70 points.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Specifics of the inter-vehicular wireless communication.
2. Radio channel description: fundamental concepts and defining properties.
3. Methods and principles of time-variant channel sounding.
4. Intra-vehicular communication, CAN, LIN, FlexRay.
5. Standards of V2V communication part 1: DSRC systems, IEEE 802.11p.
6. Standards of V2V communication part 2: cellular systems, LTE-V.
7. 5G technology for V2V and V2I communication.
8. Traffic modelling and routing in VANET networks.
9. Simulation tools, scenarios and metrics.
10. Localization in the vehicular networks.
11. Wireless Access networks (802.xx), WLAN 802.11 a, b, g, n, ...

12. LTE - Long Term Evolution, 3GPP Release 08. Physical layer description




The aim of the course is to get the students familiar with basic concepts and algorithms necessary for the information dissemination in the intra- and inter-vehicular networks including the specifics of the radio channel and function of mobile communication systems.


Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Computer lab in-class exercises are compulsory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme MPA-CAN Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPAD-CAN Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme MPC-EKT Master's, 2. year of study, summer semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer