Abiding Geocast for Warning Message Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Qiangyuan Yu, Geert Heijenk

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    Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) are emerging as a new network environment for intelligent transportation systems (ITS). In many applications envisaged for VANETs, traffic information needs to be disseminated to a group of relevant vehicles and maintained for a duration of time. Here a system of abiding geocast is presented for disseminating warning message among mobile vehicles in VANETs. In this system vehicles on a stretch of roads carry safety messages to vehicles in the opposite direction, so as to warn them regarding a dangerous situation ahead. The objective is that as much as possible all relevant vehicles receive the warning before they reach the warning line, whereas as few messages are broadcasted as possible. Opposite vehicles are preferred as relays to reduce broadcast overhead and help message delivery upstream. Furthermore, wait time of individual relay vehicles are set dynamically for the next broadcast, thus unnecessary broadcasts can be saved while keeping the warning message in the affected area. Simulations show the quality of the proposed system by measuring the broadcast overhead under various conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Networks and Applications Workshop (Vehi-Mobi)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-2052-0
    Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2008
    EventIEEE Vehicular Networks and Applications Workshop, Vehi-Mobi - Beijing, China
    Duration: 19 May 200819 May 2008

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    WorkshopIEEE Vehicular Networks and Applications Workshop, Vehi-Mobi
    Other19 May 2008


    • EWI-12161
    • IR-64695
    • METIS-250923


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