Date Added: Mar 2012
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and their applications are attracting significant attention in research and industry. ITS makes use of various sensing and communication technologies to assist transportation authorities and vehicles drivers in making informative decisions and provide leisure and safe driving experience. Data collection and dispersion are of utmost importance for the proper operation of ITS applications. Numerous standards, architectures and communication protocols have been anticipated for ITS applications. However, existing schemes are based on assumption that vehicles and roadside devices are equipped with sensing and communication capabilities. One of the major gaps of these approaches is their inability to capture events that can easily be logged by drivers using their mobile phones.