Fine-Grained Reliability for V2V Communications around Suburban and Urban Intersections
Report, 2017

Safe transportation is a key use-case of the 5G/LTE Rel.15+ communications, where an end-to-end reliability of 0.99999 is expected for a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) transmission distance of 100-200 m. Since communications reliability is related to road-safety, it is crucial to verify the fulfillment of the performance, especially for accident-prone areas such as intersections. We derive closed-form expressions for the V2V transmission reliability near suburban corners and urban intersections over finite interference regions. The analysis is based on plausible street configurations, traffic scenarios, and empirically-supported channel propagation. We show the means by which the performance metric can serve as a preliminary design tool to meet a target reliability. We then apply meta distribution concepts to provide a careful dissection of V2V communications reliability. Contrary to existing work on infinite roads, when we consider finite road segments for practical deployment, fine-grained reliability per realization exhibits bimodal behavior. Either performance for a certain vehicular traffic scenario is very reliable or extremely unreliable, but nowhere in relatively proximity to the average performance. In other words, standard SINR-based average performance metrics are analytically accurate but can be insufficient from a practical viewpoint. Investigating other safety-critical point process networks at the meta distribution-level may reveal similar discrepancies.

Connected Vehicles


Path Loss


Traffic Efficiency

Intelligent Transportation System




Road Safety

Meta Distribution


Urban Intersection





Channel Models


Mouhamed Abdulla

Electrical Engineering

Henk Wymeersch

Signals and Systems, Kommunikationssystem, informationsteori och antenner, Communication Systems

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications with Urban Intersection Path Loss Models

2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2016 - Proceedings,; (2016)p. 1-6

Paper in proceedings

Fine-Grained vs. Average Reliability for V2V Communications around Intersections

IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'17),; (2017)p. 1-5

Paper in proceedings

Vehicular Transmission Reliability over Blind Intersections

IEEE Swedish Communication Technologies Workshop (Swe-CTW'17),; (2017)p. 1-2

Conference poster

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Subject Categories


Communication Systems

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering