Tuesday, November 27, 2012
IST Lunch Bunch
Vehicular Cloud Computing
Mario Gerla, Computer Science, UCLA
Mobile Cloud Computing is a new field of research that aims to study mobile agents (people, vehicles, robots) as they interact and collaborate to sense the environment, process the data, propagate the results and more generally share resources. Mobile agents collectively operate as Mobile Clouds enabling environment modeling, content discovery, data collection and other mobile applications in a way that is not possible, or not efficient, with the conventional Internet Cloud alone. In this talk we focus on Vehicles. We review Vehicle Cloud applications ranging from urban sensing to intelligent transportation. We address the cooperation between Vehicular Clouds and the Internet Cloud in the context of a vehicular traffic management application.