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ArteryLTE - An Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC) simulation framework.

ArteryLTE is a holistic IVC simulation framework capable of simulating different communication technologies, namely the ETSI ITS-G5 and the cellular LTE protocol stacks. It thus allows for the analysis of different communication strategies based on heterogeneous vehicular networks.

It combines Artery and VeinsLTE. Artery's middleware is extended by the option of choosing either the ITS-G5 or the LTE stack for communication. Upon message generation, the Artery services provide information to the middleware in order to choose the appropriate communication technology. A backend service is implemented as a static network node connected to the base stations (eNodeBs) of the LTE network.


ArteryLTE has been developed as part of a research project at the Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks (IBR) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. It will be released with a corresponding paper describing the detailed architecture as well as simulation results.



Boost 1.58.0

At the time of writing, the official Ubuntu packages contain version 1.58.0, the same version as artery-lte requires. So no other action is needed here at this time.


Installing vanetza requires (amongst others) GeographicLib in version >= 1.37, which is not available as a binary/package for Ubuntu/Debian-based systems at the time of writing (Okt. 2015). To install the GeoLib, follow the cmake(!) instructions on the ​GeographicLib Website.


  1. The following packages are required. libfox-1.6-dev libgdal-dev libxerces-c-dev libproj-dev

  2. Download and extract SUMO 0.22. Versions 0.21.0 through 0.22.0 are known to be working.

  3. Configure the make-file by changing the current path to the SUMO folder and enter $ ./configure. Afterwards, make sure that the enabled features contain at least TRACI, PROJ, GDAL and GUI. If something is missing, check that all required packages are installed correctly.

  4. $ make -j5


  1. The following packages are required. build-essential g++ bison gcc flex perl tcl-dev tk-dev zlib1g-dev default-jre doxygen graphviz libwebkitgtk-1.0.0 openmpi-bin libopenmpi-dev libcap-dev cmake

  2. Download and extract OMNeT++ 4.6. (Version 4.4.2 is known to be working as well).

  3. From OMNeT++ 4.5 on, you might want to set USE_CXX11 to yes in configure.user before calling $ ./configure. Consequently, OMNeT++ will be built with C++11.

  4. $ make -j5

Environment Variables

Add the following to your environment (e.g., .profile or .bashrc):

export SUMO_HOME="$HOME/bin/Artery/sumo-0.22.0"
export OMNETPP_HOME="$HOME/bin/Artery/omnetpp-4.6"


  1. Install the following packages: mariadb-server mariadb-client libmysqlclient18 libmysqlclient-dev libmysqlcppconn7 libmysqlcppconn-dev

  2. Secure your MariaDB installation. $ sudo mysql_secure_installation

  3. Create a standard db user and the artery database.

$ mysql -u root -p
MariaDB> GRANT ALL ON artery.* TO omnetpp@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'omnetpp';
MariaDB> flush privileges;
  1. Tune InnoDB performance in /etc/mysql/my.cnf:
innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 0
innodb_flush_method = O_DIRECT
innodb_buffer_pool_size = 2G
innodb_buffer_pool_instances = 2
innodb_log_file_size = 512M

This should improve write performance according to the following resources:

Build instructions


$ git clone
$ git checkout artery-lte


The following packages are required. asn1c cmake

Make sure to use cmake 3.x.

In the vanetza subdir, follow these instructions:

$ mkdir build
$ cd build/

You may have to run cmake multiple times. Make sure that two asn libraries are successfully linked.

$ make -j5

Optionally, include -D CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release.


If you installed Boost manually (as described above), set the correct path in veins/local.configure. Build ArteryLTE from its main directory:

$ make makefiles
$ make -j5 [MODE=release]

Run the example:

  • In a shell switch to the veins/ subdirectory and run the script
    cd veins/
    ./ -vv -c sumo-gui
  • In another shell, run the artery-lte example:
    cd veins/examples/artery/


ArteryLTE is a holistic IVC simulation framework capable of simulating different communication technologies (incl. ETSI ITS-G5 and LTE)


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