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).

Workshop on Smart Mobility

News: Friday, 2. June 2017

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Human mobility comes with an incredible number of challenges, and this at a time when science and industry are presenting us with ever more dazzling innovations. Big data, communication networks, and internet of things are just some of the concepts currently revolutionising the way we think about our daily mobility and opening up the door to countless possibilities for new services and radical solutions – not least in the area of intelligent transportation systems.

In this context, the University of Luxembourg organised a Workshop on Smart Mobility aimed at bringing together European actors from both industry and academia with shared interests in transportation and related topics.

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LuST Scenario 2.0

News: Wednesday, 2. November 2016

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The Luxembourg SUMO Traffic (LuST) Scenario 2.0 has been released today!

The new version provides multiple mobility traces, different traffic light systems, and various improvement in the network topology.
LuST Scenario 2.0 is freely available under the MIT license to the whole community and is now featured in the Official SUMO Wiki. A complete evaluation and validation of the mobility scenario has been submitted to the IEEE Intelligent Transposition System Magazine and it will be published soon.

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

VNC 2015 Best Paper Award

News: Friday, 8. January 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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