Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.

Alexandru Petrescu <alexandru.petrescu@gmail.com> Thu, 31 March 2011 10:07 UTC

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Subject: Re: Vehicle's VIN in IPv6.
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Le 30/03/2011 17:31, Radek Wróbel a écrit :
> Dear 6man! My name is Radek Wrobel, I'm writing from Poland (I'm
> working in Wroclaw University of Technology, Division of Car
> Vehicles and Combustion Engines). With this idea I wrote to IANA and
> Leo Vegoda redirected me to you. Vehicle / mechanic engineers are
> working on a new On Board Diagnosis standard for vehicles
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics).

Thanks for the pointer, I am discovering OBD.  We are also interested in
wireless usage of IP within the vehicle, with off-the-shelf links (i.e.
consumer electronics market wifi, bluetooth, ant) together with OBD if
needed.

> Today EOBDv1 can diagnose (quasi online) 849 failures. One of most
> important advantage of EOBDv2 (but not only it) will be constant,
> real time communication with service. The best way of them will be
> indyvidual number for every car vehicles in the world.

Excellent requirement to IP.

> This number ought to cooporate with global networking - TCP/IP
> (IPv6). All cars have indyvidual number - VIN (17 characters which
> indicates on a country of production and mark of the car: digits and
>  letters A-X). Maybe there is time when someone must think about
> conversion VIN to IPv6

Hmm... sounds as good idea.  But there may be several IP addresses
within a vehicle, one for the obu, one for map device, etc.

In case one would like to map VIN to an IPv6 address one would consider
first an Interface Identifier of the IPv6 address. (rightmost 64 bits).

Interface Identifier is about an Interface, and I am not sure VIN is
about an interface, or is it. (like Interface is the Ethernet interface
of this pc).

> (like it's in local IPv4)?

Hmm..?  What do you mean?  Has VIN been mapped to some reserved IPv4
address?

> I've a few ideas about it and of course I can share them if you will
> be intersting in.

Well definitely I am interested to hear what the idea is about and what
the mapping could look like.

I am interested on everything about how to connect vehicles (cars,
buses, trains) to the Internet with IPv6.

FYI, the MEXT working group has discussed several times about vehicles
ans Internet, with protocol Mobile IPv6 and various extensions.  A
number of people are actively involved.  A specific "vehicular reqs"
draft exists expired in MEXT, as well as some solution individual drafts
(non wg item) for v2v communications.

Alex

> Also we cooperate with VW and Toyota. I think they will be
> interesting about it too. Best regards, Radek Wrobel. +48660406004
>
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