A Cooperative Multi-Agent System for Traffic Congestion Management in VANET
Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) are attracting the interest of a great number of academicians and industrials. One of the most interesting features is the possibility to use a spontaneous and inexpensive wireless ad hoc network between vehicles to exchange useful information such as warning the drivers of an accident or a danger. The very recent researches on Vehicular Ad Hoc networks present novel approaches which combine multi-agent technology with transportation systems. In this paper we focus on how to solve the problem of congestion and traffic management through the application of different agent technologies. Having cars equipped with sensors in a VANET, we propose an approach based on multi mobile agent technology. The empirical results have showed the impact of agent and intelligent communications on the Vehicular Ad Hoc networks in reducing the congestion in VANETs.
KeywordsVANET Routing Protocols Intelligent Agents Mobile Agents NS2
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