Costa, A., "Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication using AppLink," SAE Technical Paper 2015-36-0271, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-36-0271.
With the increasing number of cars on the street, the exchange of information between those cars becomes essential to improve the driving skills of each driver, resulting in a safer, intelligent and more dynamic traffic. The task now is to make it accessible for everyone.One possible and cheap way to solve this issue is to seek possibilities on free technologies within market trends.Using the smartphone platforms, which holds a high level of embedded technologies, becoming a global communication device even to interpersonal and to social networks, and AppLink Development Kit for smartphones and vehicles integration, this paper will cover aspects about the integration of the kit to an database application based on the cloud, enabling real-time interaction between two cars. Making possible to a driver have access to information and current status of other cars to aid ones life on heavy traffic.AppLink library is available for free download, and integrating it with a database application, shall allow driver have to access a whole variety of information such as tire pressure, temperature, speed or GPS, easily and safely through visual or by voice.The vehicles can have access to average speed on different roads, share driving information’s as average consumption per distance to similar cars (same platform and engine), share your location and status to specific users, creating a network targeted to the transfer important information to aid public mobility policies.Vehicle-to-vehicle communication seen as a technology of the future, can be done using today’s technology. And even customers of entry level vehicles can already use it.