M2M Communications and Intelligent Transportation Systems – Markets, Standardization, Technologies

Categories: Computing and Technology, Internet of Things and M2M, Telecommunications and Computing

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This report addresses a relatively new trend in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) development – its dependence on the progress in M2M communications. The report updates information on ITS standards, applications and markets. As an example, the 5.9 DSRC technology, industry and markets are detailed.

Report concentrates on specifics of M2M communications and the necessity to design communications technologies that agree with M2M specifics. The M2M industry, standardization, specifics and markets are addressed. Properties of M2M ITS applications are analyzed.

The report shows that the ITS segment of the M2M communications market is strong and growing fast. In a couple of years, there will be billions of M2M networked sensors that serve auto, location, traffic surveillance and monitoring and other ITS applications, communicating information that can help to cope with multiple issues on roads, saving human lives and contributing to the growth of our economy.

Research Methodology

Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed. Evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.

Target Audience

This report is important to a wide population of researches, technical and sales staff involved in the developing of high-speed wireless services and products for transportation. It is recommended for both service providers and vendors that are working with related technologies. The report also helps to understand relationship between wireless communications in the ITS environment and other technologies, such as M2M.

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Statistics

1.2 Goal

1.3 Scope

1.4 Research Methodology

1.5 Target Audience

2.0 ITS Development

2.1 General

2.2 ITS History: U.S.

2.3 Structure

2.4 Layers and Components-Roadways

2.5 Key Technologies

2.6 Subsystems

2.7 ITS Architecture: U.S.

2.7.1 General

2.7.2 Functionalities

2.7.3 Layers Details: Communications Layer Networks Version 7.0

2.8 ITS in Japan

2.9 ITS in South Korea

2.10 ITS in Europe

3.0 ITS Standardization: In Progress

3.1 Overview

3.2 National Transportation Communications for ITS Protocol (NTCIP)

3.2.1 Scope

3.2.2 Family

3.3 ITU

3.4 ITSA

3.5 Summary

4.0 ITS Applications

5.0 ITS Market Statistics

5.1 General

5.2 Assumptions

5.3 Estimate

6.0 Standardization: 5.9 GHz DSRC

6.1 History

6.2 Structure and Protocols

6.3 Requirements

6.4 IEEE 802.11p

6.4.1 General

6.4.2 Objectives and Status

6.4.3 Major Features: IEEE 802.11p

6.5 ETSI-G5

6.6 IEEE 1609

6.6.1 General

6.6.2 Overview

6.6.3 IEEE 1609 in Use

6.7 ASTM Standard

6.8 Summary: IEEE and ISO

7.0 5.9 GHz DSRC Development

7.1 General

7.2 Components

7.3 Efforts

7.4 Details

7.4.1 Channel Designation

7.4.2 Categories

7.4.3 Applications

7.4.4 Specification

7.4.5 Summary: DSRC (5.9 GHz) Transmission Characteristics

7.5 Benefits and Limitations – 5.9 GHz DSRC

7.5.1 General

7.5.2 Toll Industry Benefits

7.5.3 Interoperability

7.5.4 Limitations

7.6 DSRC Channel

7.7 Service Categories/QoS

7.7.1 Service Requirements

7.8 Regulations

7.8.1 Licensing

7.9 Comparison

7.9.1 Japan and South Korea

8.0 Market Segment and Industry – 5.9 GHz DSRC

8.1 Market Drivers

8.1.1 Recent Deployments and Projects: Examples

8.2 Market Requirements

8.3 Data

8.4 Market Estimate

8.5 Industry




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9.0 M2M Specifics

9.1 Definition and Process

9.2 Statistics

9.3 Properties

9.3.1 Requirements and Current Status Cellular Short-range Open Standard

9.4 Challenges

9.5 Advances

10.0 M2M Standardization

10.1 OneM2M Alliance

10.1.1 Varieties

10.1.2 Service Layer Architecture

10.1.3 Benefits

10.2 Telefonica multi-Operators Alliance

10.3 M2M Alliance

10.4 Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

10.5 ETSI TC


10.7 ITU

10.8 WAVE2M

10.8.1 Aim

10.8.2 Platform

10.8.3 Global

10.9 IPSO Alliance

10.10 IETF and IP/WSN

10.10.1 Major Projects 6LoWPAN WG 6LoWPAN Development NanoStack Details ROLL WG CoAP

10.11 TIA

10.12 Summary

11.0 M2M Communications Industry








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12.0 M2M Communications Markets and Applications

12.1 Situation

12.2 Structure

12.3 Statistics

13.0 M2M and ITS

13.1 General

13.2 M2M ITS Major Applications

13.3 Benefits and Limitations

13.4 Differences

13.5 Sensors

14.0 Conclusions

Attachment: GeoNet Protocol

List of Figures

Figure 1: Wireless Communications: ITS Environment

Figure 2: ITS Architecture

Figure 3: Europe

Figure 4: U.S.

Figure 5: International

Figure 6: NTCIP Structure

Figure 7: TAM: Global ITS ($B)

Figure 8: TAM: ITS WICT- Global ($B)

Figure 9: ITS Equipment Sales by Regions ($B)

Figure 10: Communications Model: WAVE

Figure 11: N.A. 5.9 GHz DSRC Development: Organizations

Figure 12: 5.9 GHz DSRC Program Schedule (2001-2010)

Figure 13: ITS-DSRC

Figure 14: 5.9 GHz DSRC: Spectrum Allocation Details

Figure 15: Channel Assignment – 5.9 GHz DSRC

Figure 16: Details (10 MHz Channels)

Figure 17: Major Categories - 5.9 GHz DSRC

Figure 18: Illustration: Communications

Figure 19: Collision Detection/Avoidance System

Figure 20: Work Zone Warning

Figure 21: “Smart” Car

Figure 22: 5.9 GHz DSRC Rate vs. Distance

Figure 23: Logical Flow

Figure 24: DSRC Frequencies Planning

Figure 25: FCC Considerations

Figure 26: TAM U.S.: 5.9 GHz DSRC Tag Value ($B)

Figure 27: TAM U.S.: 5.9 GHz DSRC Tags Value (Unit Mil)

Figure 28: TAM U.S.: 5.9 GHz DSRC Readers & Associated Equipment Value (Unit Mil.)

Figure 29: TAM U.S.: 5.9 GHz DSRC Readers & Associated Equipment Value ($M)

Figure 30: M2M Process

Figure 31: Major Layers - M2M

Figure 32: ETSI Activity

Figure 33: TAM: Global M2M Market Worth ($B)

Figure 34: TAM: Cellular Services Revenue – M2M Support ($B)

Figure 35: TAM: U.S. M2M Sensors for ITS ($B)

Figure 36: Classification

List of Tables

Table 1: Road Statistics

Table 2: ETSI G5; Services

Table 3: Layers and Channels

Table 4: 5.9 GHz DSRC U.S. Characteristics

Table 5: 5.9 GHz DSRC Advantages

Table 6: Comparison – 915 MHz and 5.9 GHz DSRC Properties

Table 7: Events Priorities

Table 8: Requirements

Table 9: Service-related Characteristics

Table 10: Characteristics

Table 11: Functionalities

Table 12: M2M Service Offerings – Major Service Providers

Table 13: Components