Studies on Urban Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks

  • Hongzi Zhu
  • Minglu Li

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hongzi Zhu, Minglu Li
    Pages 1-13
  3. Hongzi Zhu, Minglu Li
    Pages 15-21
  4. Hongzi Zhu, Minglu Li
    Pages 23-39
  5. Hongzi Zhu, Minglu Li
    Pages 41-74
  6. Hongzi Zhu, Minglu Li
    Pages 75-100
  7. Hongzi Zhu, Minglu Li
    Pages 101-117
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 119-124

About this book


With the advancement of wireless technology, vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) are emerging as a promising approach to realizing "smart cities" and addressing many important transportation problems such as road safety, efficiency, and convenience. This brief provides an introduction to the large trace data set collected from thousands of taxis and buses in Shanghai, the largest metropolis in China. It also presents the challenges, design issues, performance modeling and evaluation of a wide spectrum of VANET research topics, ranging from realistic vehicular mobility models and opportunistic routing, to real-time vehicle tracking and urban sensing applications. In addition to the latest research and techniques, the reader will also learn the trace-driven methodologies and tools of performance modeling and analysis, network protocol design and optimization, and network simulation, thus keeping pace with the fast moving VANET research and development.


GPS trace Opportunistic routing Realistic vehicular mobility model Urban sensing Vehicle tracking

Authors and affiliations

  • Hongzi Zhu
    • 1
  • Minglu Li
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. Computer Science &Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Dept. Computer Science &, EngineeringShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina, People's Republic

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