v2x  Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation Systems
 Research Group









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Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Group, VeNIT-RG, focuses on novel and innovative researches in the field of Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems. Our aim is to bring in new and novel studies comprising protocol, network and system design; testing and measurement of the systems; developing applications and systems in the field.

V2X communication and ITS are the promising technologies of near future. VeNIT-RG aims the development and integration of communication systems, vehicular technologies, and applications for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANets) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). We focus on providing network connectivity to the vehicle in order to enhance the safety and comfort of the driving experience with the use of the enabling technologies including vehicle sensors, on-board network and V2V/V2I communication. The goal of the VeNIT research group is to:

  • Develop innovative communication architecture and wireless network technologies for VANeTs.

  • Develop Technology for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).

  • Collaborate with local organizations to test and enhance the developed novel technologies.

Short term:

  • Cooperate with the Industrial organizations, either supplying their technology demands or developing novel technologies by research.

  • Collaborate with researchers, institutions, and organizations to apply our developed technology and evaluate them using real case scenarios.

Long Term:

  • Develop the next generation of vehicular communication systems.


2018-07-10   Summer School "5G-V2X Systems and Connected Cars" is organized by Mujdat Soyturk. Dates: 16 July 2018 – 03 August 2018, Location: Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. 3GPP recently released new 5G standards for V2X communications, Release 14 and Release 15. We are organizing a summer course for our research fellows to work on use cases including platooning and autonomous driving considering the current project proposals and demonstrations.

2018-04-19   VeNIT-RG contributed to the International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2018. As an invited speaker, Mujdat Soyturk delivered his speech entitled "The New ITS Ecosystem: V2X Technologies and Its Applications".

2018-04-12   We delivered a 3-hours technical seminar to Koc Sistem and Migros R&D teams on “5G and Key Enabling Technologies: V2X, Edge Computing, and IoT”..

2018-03-13   We contributed to the IDC's Cloud & Datacenter Roadshow 2018 with a speech in our expertise. We enlightened the cloud and cloud computing sector on "V2X and Edge Computing".

2018-02-14   In the Vertical Sectors Meeting of 5GTR Forum, we have informed the Transportation and Logistic sector about the 5G and V2X technologies and their application areas.

2017-11-14   VeNIT-RG has been invited and started to participate 5GTR Forum activities and workshops. We are contributing mainly on V2X communications, networking and the standards.

2017-10-12   4th Workshop for Smart Mobility Clustering of Turkey has been completed on October 13, 2017 at TUBITAK. VeNIT-RG, the group leading organization for the V2X Communications and Connected Cars Working Group in Smart Mobility Clustering of Turkey, we have presented the recent studies, projects and collaborations in Turkey on V2X Communications and Connected Cars.

2017-07-10   Summer School "5G-V2X Systems and Connected Cars" is organized by Mujdat Soyturk. Dates: TBA. Location: Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

2017-07-04   Upcoming Summer Course: Recently, integration of V2X communications in 5G and LTE is standardized in 3GPP Release 14. We are organizing a summer course for our research fellows to pursue their studies in this area. We will focus on 5G-V2X communication as well as V2X communications. Course schedule will be announced very soon.

2017-04-25   Invited speech on "Smart Mobility and Connected Cars" has been delivered to the CIOs of leading companies at IDC CIO Summit 2017, Turkey.

2017-02-16   VeNIT-RG has been invited and joined to Smart Mobility Clustering (coordinated by TUBITAK, Turkey) together with Marmara University.

2017-02-06   Vehicular Networks and ITS, Course on V2X Communications, Systems, Standards and Connected Cars. Course schedule has been updated with in-depth work on the standards. Course by Mujdat Soyturk, Spring 2017, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

2016-07-25   Summer School "V2X Systems and Connected Cars" is organized by Mujdat Soyturk. Dates: 01 August 2016 – 02 September 2016. Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

2016-07-09   Chapter entitled "From Vehicular Networks to Vehicular Clouds in Smart Cities" has been published in the "Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies" , Edited by M. S. Obaidat, and P. Nicopolitidis, Elsevier, 2016

2016-08-14   Paper entitled "Collision Resolution MAC Algorithm for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks" has been accepted to be presented in the IEEE CAMAD'2016 21st IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modelling and Design of Communication Links and Networks - Special Session on "Evolving Technologies for Smart Cities"

2016-06-27   Paper entitled "An Alternative Approach to Mobility Analysis in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks" has been presented in the IEEE UMITS'2016 IEEE International Workshop on Urban Mobility & Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference.

2015-08-25   Paper entitled " ReSCUE: Relatively Stable Clustering for Unbiased Environments in VANETs " has been presented in the IEEE IWCMC'2015, International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference.

2014-04-25   Paper entitled "Detection and Analysis of Holes And Bumps on Road Surfaces" has been presented in the IEEE SIU'2014 Conference. Paper is part of the research project "Detecting potholes in road surfaces".

2014-04-21   Project on Simulation and Capacity Analysis of Istanbul BRT (Metrobus) System, funded by IETT, has been completed. Project Result Report has been submitted to IETT. Simulation and results include following years upto 2024. It is recommended reorganizing the metrobus routes in addition to a new bus line.


Dept. of Computer Eng. || Faculty of Engineering || Marmara University