Nowadays many vehicles are equipped with sensors, due to the rapid development of technology. The main goals of these sensors are to protect the passengers and the driver from dangerous situations, make them comfortable in the vehicle, and last but not least, the efficient utilization of the vehicle’s resources. Despite this, it is an increasing difficulty to fulfill the general safety regulations and requirements seamlessy, and increase the overall efficiency of transportation. The cooperative vehicle communication aimes to significantly reduce the number of accidents worldwide, the central management of traffic jams, and the mitigation of property damage and pollution caused by traffic congestions. The two accentuated patterns of the vehicle communication are the Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and the Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communication, which are called (including other schemes) V2X communication. The basic entities of the V2X communication are the On Board Units (OBUs) and the Road Side Units (RSUs).
The aim of the thesis is to plan and implement new functionalities on Linux-based embedded systems (OBU and RSU hardwares) which are designed for vehicle communication.