On Board Equipment for DSRC Systems

Ricardo Prata, Nuno Fernandes, António Serrador, Fernando Fortes

The Electronic Tolling is used in the majority of countries, in special the Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) but with no compatibility between systems/ countries. With the newer sub-standard created by European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the Medium Data Rate (MDR) enables the enhancement of communications between systems/countries. This paper proposes an On-Board Equipment (OBE) capable of communicating with DSRC-MDR system using low-level software to simplify hardware. Moreover, this proposed OBE offers the possibility to transfer non-standard data through an external port available. Therefore, this OBE can be used has a DSRC data terminal controlled by a host.