The Architecture for Machine-to-Machine Services

Nearly 50 billion Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices are predicted to be deployed by all sectors by 2025. Intelligent transportation and the so-called industrial internet are the linking of millions of vehicle and infrastructure sensors to support applications that improve efficiency, mobility and safety. The "internet-of-things" is coming!  


Report: Machine-to-Machine Communications

M2M Technology and Potential for the Transportation Sector pdf html

The largest impediment is to M2M deployment in the transportation sector is largely life cycle cost, which is driven by stringent design and certification processes. This paper speculates that a "service-oriented" architecture, one that allows any M2M device to be securely accessible to any application, would be desirable for faster market growth.

This report speculates on the future impact of M2M to the transportation sector in general, and specifically to a future Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Device, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) core system relying on vehicle Dedicated Short Range Communications, as contemplated in USDOT's Connected Vehicle R&D program.

This paper is a companion report to Fourth Generation Wireless: Vehicle and Highway Gateways to the Cloud.

A companion webinar is Innovation in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Platforms, Applications and Standards.


Contacts for ITS America's Technology Scan 

Steven H. BaylessAdrian GuanSean Murphy and Patrick Son


This report is part of the Technology Scan and Assessment series. To learn more about USDOT's Connected Vehicle Research, visit USDOT ITS Joint Program Office website and read the Technology Scan and Assessment Fact Sheet.

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