Date Added: Jul 2010
To overcome system latency and network delay is essential for InterVehicle Communication (IVC) applications such as hazard alarming and cooperative driving. This paper proposes a low-cost embedded software system dedicated to such applications. It consists of two basic component layers: an operating system, named HEROS (hybrid event-driven and real-time multitasking operating system), and a communication protocol, named CIVIC (Communication Inter Vehicule Intelligente et Cooperative). HEROS is originally designed for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). It contains a component-based resource-aware kernel and a low-latency tuple-based communication system.