Thesis Code: 22009

 Thesis Type: Master Thesis for Computer Engineering, ICT for Smart Societies, Telecommunication Engineering or related fields

 Research Area: Connected Systems and Cybersecurity


  • Excellent software programming skills
  • Strong experience with Python/bash scripting and Linux environment
  • Experience with C/C++ programming languages
  • Experience with embedded systems

The Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) is based on communication among vehicles, infrastructure and other road users. Several applications, that exploit information from connected vehicles, can be developed for improving road safety and for enhancing the travel experience. These solutions are more effective as the number of connected vehicles increases. Nowadays, the number of natively connected vehicles is relatively small compared with the number of circulating vehicles. Enabling the connectivity of legacy vehicles will drastically increase the number of connected vehicles creating a more effective CCAM ecosystem.

The aim of the thesis is to implement a smart dongle-based solution for enabling connectivity in legacy vehicles. This system is used to share information and position from the vehicles to the infrastructure using 4G/5G mobile network connections.

The first part of the thesis will be devoted to surveying the market for identifying the best hardware solutions to be used on the vehicles (e.g., USB dongle, OBD-II dongle). The survey needs to consider hardware capabilities and communication interface availability. The second part of the thesis will focus on the real implementation of the system. Basic connectivity services from vehicles to the roadside infrastructure will be developed in the thesis’s work and the whole system will be tested within the framework of a European research project.

The student will have the possibility to work in an informal cutting-edge research laboratory using the latest available technologies in the CCAM field.

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