A Distributed Architecture for Delivering Telematics Services 2001-01-2516
With the wealth of information available on the Internet, there is a pressing need for a standards-based platform that allows the mobile vehicle to access telematics services that leverage this information in a safe and consistent manner while minimizing driver distraction. This paper discusses a distributed architecture that enables the rapid development and deployment of such services by offloading data- and compute-intensive operations to a remote server, while executing location-sensitive and vehicle-centric services on the vehicle. These services may range from safety and diagnostics services to multi-media infotainment. It further examines how the various underlying technologies from different spheres such as location, wireless, satellite, Internet and m-Commerce are brought together to complement each other, as well as the relevant emerging standards in each area.
The distributed telematics platform will also have the ability to remotely control the installation, removal and update of service applications on a vehicle client, as well as the management of critical resources during their execution to address security concerns.