Course detail

Car Communication Devices

FEKT-MPA-AKTAcad. year: 2023/2024

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).


Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

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.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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.
Computer lab in-class exercises are compulsory.


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.


Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

SOMMER, Christoph; DRESSLER, Falko. Vehicular networking. Cambridge University, Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-107-04671-9. (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)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

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

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer