The Potential Benefits of On-Board Li-Fi for the Cooperation among Vehicles

Scopigno R., Autolitano A., ACARMAN T., Yaman C., Topsu S.

17th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2015), Budapest, Hungary, 05 July 2015 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icton.2015.7193411
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Galatasaray University Affiliated: Yes


In the last years, two main ICT enablers have been massively explored to enforce vehicular safety: GNSS-based positioning and wireless communications. In fact, by exchanging information on their respective positions, vehicles are expected to be timely aware of the hazards around them and, consequently, to be able to promptly react, hopefully decreasing the rate of accidents. Both wireless communications and positioning are unfortunately far from being ideal, especially on board: however, as recently proposed, they may both significantly benefit from the integration of the emerging Light-Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology. The paper discusses the Li-Fi perspective, shedding light on its potential benefits and issues, also with practical consideration.