Future Cities

Shake UP your city News : Vehicular network extends tests to buses


Development of what is now the largest vehicular network in the world is continuing,  following installation of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) test equipment in about 200 taxis and the network of 25 trucks that belong to Transportes Sardão, operating at the port of Leixões.

In addition, V2V equipment has now been deployed in over 220 STCP buses, which will in the future enable Internet access to be provided, thus optimizing routes and journeys.

Using devices equipped with positioning sensors and wireless interfaces, the V2V system works as a network, essentially sharing information about traffic or road conditions. Collecting such data will allow tests to be made, in order to measure and assess how effectively vehicle-to-vehicle communication can guarantee passenger access to the internet and extend Wi-Fi network coverage.

This project involves Universidade do Porto and Universidade de Aveiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Porto Digital and Veniam 'Works. By integrating three projects - taxis, buses and trucks - there are other partners involved in each of them. In the taxi project, Raditáxis, Geolink and Porto Digital and in buses, STCP and Porto Digital.


Fieldwork was developed by a team of Veniam 'Works and the Future Cities project.