Network Connectivity in VANETs
VANETs are targeted to improve the traffic safety and driving experience on the road. Vehicular connectivity based communication in VANETs to be used for safety critical, safety related and non safety related messages dissemination in the networks. A key challenge in developing such network connectivity mechanism is that quickly adaptation the changes in the network topology due to the vehicular mobility. In this work we investigate the feasibility of developing the location based network connectivity for communication in VANETs in the spatial localized time domain for safety applications. The vehicular mobility and maximization of network connectivity duration between the vehicles have been identified as two important design goals in this work. However, these two goals are in conflict in nature, which makes it challenging to achieve both of these two goals in VANETs. To balance the trade-off between vehicular mobility and network connectivity, the average number of vehicle links, average link duration and connection time of each vehicle is ensured and subject to this constraint, aggregate network connectivity is maximized for efficient communication in VANETs.
KeywordsMedium access control (MAC) Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) Vehicular connectivity
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