A Comparison of Vehicular Trajectory Encoding Techniques

The transmission of vehicular trajectory information is one basic building block of car-to-car communication. Frequently, this information is transmitted as raw data, i.e., as a sequence of location measurements. In this paper the authors argue that, due to the laws of physics and the requirement to follow a road, vehicular mobility has very specific characteristics. Hence, vehicular trajectory information can be compressed very efficiently using domain-specific lossy compression schemes. They discuss and compare three promising approaches that can be used to this end: linear approximation, cubic splines, and clothoids.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jun 2011 Format: PDF

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