Marthinus J. Booysen

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To address the need for autonomous control of remote and distributed mobile systems, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications are rapidly gaining attention from both academia and industry. M2M communications have recently been deployed in smart grid, home networking, health care, and vehicular networking environments. This paper focuses on M2M communications(More)
Smartphone-based driver monitoring and other forms of smartphone-based telematics are fast becoming a prevalent trend, especially in the vehicle insurance industry. Choosing the most appropriate sensor system is a pivotal aspect of any driver behavior monitoring system. This paper evaluates the performance of the two sensor systems for smartphone-based(More)
The recent advances in sensing and communication technologies pave the way for interfacing cars with smartphones to offer value-added services to users on the road. Kinematics, automotive diagnostics, passengers load, and pollution data can be provided by vehicles, augmented with external sensors, to make the road transport greener and smarter. With the(More)
Content-Centric Networking (CCN) provides a complete communication framework for data retrieval and dissemination. It leverages innovative naming, security schemes and novel routing strategies, augmented with caching at intermediate nodes. Content requests are forwarded towards the source(s) by direct use of content names (instead of IP addresses), matching(More)
Despite various proposed Medium Access Control (MAC) approaches, efficient medium access in VANET remains a significant challenge, especially for the broadcast of safety messages. A key contributing factor to packet loss is the hidden terminal problem, which is exacerbated by the high node mobility apparent in VANET. Since the hidden terminal problem is(More)
The informal transport industry in Sub-Saharan Africa is notoriously dangerous, leading to many fatalities annually. This paper presents an innovative way of monitoring driver behaviour, in real-time, by taking into account road design standards, vehicle dynamics, and passenger comfort. Two models are presented that each combines acceleration and speed data(More)
Developed countries have lead the way in the implementation of Intelligent Transport Systems, with the objectives of improving safety, efficiency, and environmental impact of transport. With the developing world entering the fray, the questions are: Is ITS in its current form relevant to the developing world? These regions face challenges that are different(More)
Developing countries face many infrastructure related challenges, one of them being road safety. This paper proposes a novel system introducing a network of wirelessly connected road studs that are remotely controllable from an online platform. The proof-of-concept demonstrator presented in this paper consists of three functional parts, namely the online(More)