Guide to Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Part of the series Computer Communications and Networks pp 503-525


Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

  • Yu WangAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Email author 
  • , Fan LiAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Beijing Institute of Technology Email author 

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A vehicular ad hoc network consists of smart vehicles on the road and provides communication services among nearby vehicles or with roadside infrastructure. It is envisioned to provide numerous interesting services in the near future. This chapter first introduces the basic application scenarios of vehicular ad hoc network and its unique characteristics, and then provides a brief survey of several research issues in vehicular ad hoc networks, such as routing, data sharing, mobility models, and security.