Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 96, Issue 4, pp 5203–5219 | Cite as

Node Re-Routing and Congestion Reduction Scheme for Wireless Vehicular Networks

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Abstract

Recently, the interest of research is going to be focused on the emerging vehicular ad-hoc networks paradigm. In these networks, vehicles communicate with each other and have the possibility of exploiting a distributed approach, typical of ad-hoc networks, which allow mobile nodes (vehicles) to communicate with each other. Thanks to the different standards for this kind of network, such as DSRC, WAVE/IEEE802.11p, the researchers have the possibility of designing and developing new MAC and routing algorithms, trying to enhance the mobile users experience in the mobile environment. In this paper, the attention is focused on the optimization of traffic flowing in a vehicular environment with vehicle-2-roadside capability. The proposed idea exploits the information that is gathered by road-side units with the main aim of redirecting traffic flows (in terms of vehicles) to less congested roads, with an overall system optimization, also in terms of Carbon Dioxide emissions reduction. A deep campaign of simulations has been carried out to give more effectiveness to our proposal.

Keywords

802.11p Congestion DSRC Traffic flow VANET WAVE 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DIMES UNICALRendeItaly

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