An affordable solution to V2V Communication using XBee
Ravishankar Dudhe1, Nathan Matias2, Ali Mohammad Jowkar3, Aaron Anthony Dsouza4

1Dr. Ravishankar Dudhe, Associate Professor Senior Scale, MAHE Dubai.
2Nathan Matias, undergraduate ECE student at Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai.
3Ali Mohammad Jowkar, Undergraduate Mechatronics Student at Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai.
4Aaron Anthony Dsouza, Undergraduate ECE Student at Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai.

Manuscript received on September 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 54-57 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: A3912119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3442.1081219
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Abstract: This paper proposes the creation of a platform agnostic Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communication system that combines a GPS module, XBee-PRO 900HP ® and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Single Board Computer (SBC) to create a low-cost V2V solution. The choice of XBee® enables the use of Digi Internationals’ proprietary DigiMesh® protocol, which creates an ad-hoc mesh network. Using the XBee® devices data (longitude, latitude, speed, heading) obtained from the GPS modules can be shared between the vehicles (nodes). For testing purposes, the system was programmed in python with a local SQLite database used to store the obtained data. This approach allows basic V2V communication between devices with different operating systems if a compatible XBee® device is attached to the SBC.
Keywords: Vehicle to Vehicle Communication, XBee®; DigiMesh®; Python.
Scope of the Article: Communication