A special issue of International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems
Land vehicle navigation systems provide drivers with route guidance information via vehicle borne or portable devices. They have become indispensable in many of the new automobile models, and their design concepts have evolved to include functionalities that make them more than just a vehicle location and map displaying system.
At present, intensive R&D activities are being conducted to develop and deploy next-generation vehicle navigation systems which will integrate application modules for enhancing driver-assist capabilities such as real-time traffic information, driver comfort and safety, with a projected increase in worldwide demand and reduction in costs.
The goal of this special issue is to collect recent studies in development, test and evaluation of latest vehicle information and communication enabling technologies, and mathematical models and computational algorithms for next generation vehicle navigation systems. The organisers welcome submission of papers in all areas pertaining to the theoretical and practical aspects of vehicle navigation.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Research for new technology sensors and systems for application in land vehicle navigation
- Traffic responsive route guidance models and algorithms
- Advanced map-matching models and algorithms
- Technologies and control algorithms that may lead to low-cost vehicle navigation systems
- Research in cognitive psychology relevant to vehicle navigation
- Models and application of vehicle arrival time estimation
- Sensor networks for vehicle health monitoring
- On-board monitoring for safety assessment
- Broader area of vehicle information system
Submission due to Guest Editors: 30 December, 2007
Papers reviewed: 1 March, 2008
Notification to authors: 15 March, 2008
Final version due: 15 June, 2008