Simulation and Testing of a Platooning Management Protocol Implementation

  • Bruno RibeiroEmail author
  • Fábio Gonçalves
  • Alexandre SantosEmail author
  • Maria João Nicolau
  • Bruno Dias
  • Joaquim Macedo
  • António Costa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10372)


VANETs (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks) are networks of moving vehicles equipped with devices that allow spontaneous communication. Developing collaborative applications for VANETs has currently an increasing popularity in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain. This paper proposes a Platooning Management Protocol (PMP), whose implementation and testing is carried out by means of simulation, using the V2X Simulation Runtime Infrastructure (VSimRTI) framework (coupling Simulation of Urban MObility (SUMO) and Network Simulator 3 (ns-3)). Results show that PMP works in a efficient manner: maneuvers happen during an acceptable time interval, the proposed communication requirements are met and the lane capacity is increased.


Platooning ITS Simulation VANETs 



This work has been sponsored by the Portugal Incentive System for Research and Technological Development. Project in co-promotion n\(^{\circ }\) 002797/2015 (INNOVCAR 2015–2018), and also by COMPETE: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007043 and FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Ribeiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fábio Gonçalves
    • 1
  • Alexandre Santos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria João Nicolau
    • 1
  • Bruno Dias
    • 1
  • Joaquim Macedo
    • 1
  • António Costa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Informatics, Algoritmi CenterUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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