Geoaddressing and Georouting for vehicular communications
The goal of the GeoNet Project is to contribute to increase road safety in Europe. The European Commission (EC) and the automotive industry have committed themselves to halving loss of life by 2010. Geonet will significantly contribute to this goal by implementing a reference implementation of a geographic addressing and routing protocol, with support for IPv6 to be used to deliver safety messages between cars and the roadside infrastructure within a designated area.
GeoNet shall take the basic results of the CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium's work to the next step by further improving these specifications and creating a baseline software implementation that interfaces with IPv6. The goal of GeoNet is thus to implement and formally test a networking mechanism as a standalone software module that can be incorporated into Cooperative Systems. This implementation shall enable transparent IP connectivity between a vehicle and the infrastructure, even in cases when delivery must hop over several vehicles or be cached along the way.