ICVP Field Test Android App for Data Collection

The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot (ICVP)

The Department of Transportation and Main Roads (TMR, Queensland Government), QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) have teamed up to test connected vehicle technologies.

The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot (ICVP) will see connected vehicle technology installed in up to 500 public participants’ cars and light commercial vehicles. Connected vehicle technologies enable vehicles to ‘talk’ to other connected vehicles, roadside infrastructure and traffic management centre systems to share relevant safety-related messages for drivers. The driver is still in control of the vehicle, and there is no element of vehicle automation. Supportive infrastructure will enable these vehicles to share informative messages about traffic conditions, road works, unexpected traffic queues and more.

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My Part – The Android App

The app is written in Kotlin, follows the Model-View-View-Model pattern and stores data persistent in the local database. It communicates with raw socket REST messages with a python server. More details and screenshots will follow after the data collection is finished.