LED road illumination communications system

Shogo Kitano, Shinichiro Haruyama, Masao Nakagawa

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In Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) with a purpose to decrease traffic accidents, Vehicle Information and Communication System (VICS) has been practicable in Japan. And, it is expected to place Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination into practical use as a future light source. Also in road illumination, utilization of LED illumination is can be considered. We proposed a visible light communication system which use LED road illumination. First, we proposed the shape of LED road illumination which fulfills the standard specification of road illuminations in Japan. We can change the light source of the existing road illumination by using this proposed LED illumination. Next, we considered to carry out vehicular communications using this LED road illumination. It was proved that vehicular communications is possible through numerical analysis and excelled the present VICS system in using LED road illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3346-3350
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Event2003 IEEE 58th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2003-Fall - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2003 Oct 62003 Oct 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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