Welcome to the VehicularLab


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The mission of the VehicularLab at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg, is to explore new services and applications that rely on new vehicular technologies. The VehicularLab is part of the Security and Networking Research Group (Secan-Lab).

The group has multiple objectives, covering the entire spectrum of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Research topics include vehicular and sensor networks, mobile computing, telematics, embedded systems security and design, and ITS applications (e.g. Autonomous Driving, Traffic Flow Optimisation).


VNC 2015 Best Paper Award

News: Friday, 8. January 2016


Lara Codecá, PhD Candidate at SnT, got the Best Paper Award at the 7th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC, December 16-18, 2015) with the paper entitled "Luxembourg SUMO Traffic (LuST) Scenario: 24 Hours of Mobility for Vehicular Networking Research", written in collaboration with Dr. Raphaël Frank and Professor Thomas Engel.

The paper describes the LuST Scenario, an open source road traffic scenario built for SUMO and compatible with Veins. The scenario is freely available under the MIT license to the whole community.

This project is funded by the Fond Nationale de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg.

VehicularLab Team finalist @ Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge

News: Monday, 19. October 2015


Researchers from the VehicularLab participated at this year's edition of the Telecom Italia Big Data Challenge. The aim of the contest was to propose new applications through the analysis of multiple large datasets for 7 big cities in Italy (mobile phone data, floating car data, social media data and many more).

The proposal of our team was a new "Happiness Index" based on the analysis of mobility and topographic datasets to assess and compare the quality of life of the 7 Italian cities. The proposal has been selected out of more than 500 submissions to be part of the last 10 finalists.

VehicularLab & Motion-S @ IAA

News: Monday, 21. September 2015


The VehicularLab and Motion-S have been invited by the Luxembourg Automotive Components Cluster (LuxInnovation) to attend the 2015 edition of the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. The booth has been shared with other companies that are active in the automotive domain, including Teralink (brand of POST Telecom), CEBI and IEE, which presented their products, capabilities and technologies. This all is part of the common booth Luxembourg – Saarland, Hall 4, D27.

This was a great opportunity to meet and discuss with experts of the automotive domain all around the world! Thanks LuxInnovation for the invitation! Check out the RTL TV Luxembourg Interview (starts at 00:29:47).

Motion-S won the first prize at the Mind & Market in Luxembourg

News: Tuesday, 30. June 2015


Scientists of the VehicularLab of the University of Luxembourg are winner of the competition “Mind & Market” organised by Deloitte, the University of Luxembourg, the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxinnovation and Mind & Market Belgium. The SnT researchers want to make driving on the roads safer and more environmentally friendly. They have developed a mobile application that helps drivers to be part of the solution. The app is called “Game of Roads” and playfully motivates people to adopt a considerate and economical style of driving.

Read the entire article here

LuST Scenario

News: Monday, 27. April 2015

LUST Topology

Third year PhD student Lara Codeca recently released a traffic simulation scenario of the City of Luxembourg. The aim of this work is to provide a scenario able to meet all the common requirements in terms of size, realism and duration, in order to have a common basis scentific evaluations. In the interest of building a realistic scenario, we decided to start from a real city with a standard topology common in mid-size European cities, and real information concerning traffic demands and mobility patterns. 

The scenario is freely available under the MIT license to the whole community. Check it out!

Game of Roads Press Conference

News: Friday, 13. March 2015


Friday March 13th was an important date for our research group. Motion-S, the first Spin-Off company of research center together with Bâloise Assurance Luxembourg, launched Game Of Roads, a safe driving campaign that will run until October 2015. A press conference was held at the SnT to present the project to the press (download the press release). The feedback was very positive and the press coverage extensive.

The core technology used by the mobile applications to score the drivers has been developed by researchers of the VehicularLab through a Proof-Of-Concept grant awarded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Luxembourg. This is only the first step towards a new generation of smartphone-based telematics solutions. Stay tuned!

VNC 2014 Best Demo Award

News: Wednesday, 17. December 2014


Markus Forster and Raphael Frank won the Best Demo Award at this year's edition of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2014), which was held December 3-5 in Paderborn, Germany.

They presented a recommandation based Driver Assistance System to Mitigate Vehicular Traffic Shock Waves. The system has been tested during the field experiment conducted in September at a test track in the north of Luxembourg. To demonstrate how the system works, a traffic simulation has been coupled to the device. A smartphone is used to interact with the driver. The interface has been designed to minimize driver's distractions. To do so, the system relies on visual and acoustic signals to inform the driver about upcoming traffic perturbations.

ICT Editorial Contest Award

News: Monday, 15. December 2014


A Wearable Revolution: Is the smartwatch the next small big thing?

By Martin Kracheel, Walter Bronzi (VehicularLab) and Hamed Kezemi, from SnT – Interdisciplinary Center for Security and Trust, Université du Luxembourg, winners of the ICT Editorial Contest, Luxembourg ICT Awards 2014.

How the watch became smart – When watches were introduced in the 15th century they served as portable time telling tools. This role has evolved as watches became a piece of jewellery and an object of self-expression. Nowadays, with the arrival of smartwatches, we redefined once more the role and functionality of watches.

Read the entire article here

Prix d’excellence 2014 de la Fondation Enovos

News: Wednesday, 19. November 2014


Raoul Schmitz, a computer science master graduate from the University of Luxembourg spent six months at the VehicularLab in 2013 to work on an interface between an electic car and a mobile device. The purpose of the interface was to read the energy consumption of the vehicle to provide feedback to the driver on how to increase the energy efficiency in order to extend the driving range.

For this work, Raoul was awarded with the  "Prix d'excellence 2014 de la Fondation Enovos". The entire VehicularLab team congratulates Raoul for this achievment and wishes him all the best for his future career as an engineer.

Motion-S at FleetExpo

News: Friday, 14. November 2014


The SenseFleet PoC project has reached a new milestone. During the FleetExpo event held in Luxembourg, November 12th 2014, the project team presented for the first time what is now called the Motion-S solution to the public. At this event, all major actors of the automotive market in and around Luxembourg where present. It allowed us to get in touch with potential customers and get feedback on the proposed solution.

For this occasion, the team presented the latest release of the mobile application and the analytics backend. The feedback was posstiv and lots of business cards have been exchanged. Stay tuned for the next chapter of the adventure!