Protocols and design structures for vehicular networks

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With the ever-increasing demand for pervasive processing of big data from heterogeneous devices and networks, there is an increased demand for optimal networks in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication models. Effective communication of heterogeneous devices with non-identical communication consoles demands that the devices are connected with a well-marshalled software and hardware abstraction to facilitate seamless interaction and information interchange, between the technologies of different nature supplied by diverse vendors. In today's information-intensive environments, processing of multi-dimensional data from heterogeneous smart devices in a networked environment can be a huge challenge. The type of network supporting V2V communication is critical to overall functionality of connected vehicle communication. Although there is a significant body of knowledge on different V2V networks, there is limited research on components for the topology and architectural arrangement for optimal vehicular networks. There is also a knowledge gap on what should influence topologies and routing mechanisms in vehicular networks. This chapter is as a result of research focusing on optimal designs for vehicular networks which culminate from a synthesis of knowledge in different contexts. This research brings to the fore the principles, protocols, topologies and storage options that underpin vehicular networks. The chapter proposes a conceptual framework articulating a basic architecture configuration that can be used in Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANET) with an emphasis on resource-constrained contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnected Vehicles in the Internet of Things
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Technologies and Frameworks for the IoV
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030361679
ISBN (Print)9783030361662
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2020


  • Data
  • IaaS
  • NaaS
  • Network
  • P2P
  • Protocols
  • STaaS
  • V2P
  • V2V
  • V2X
  • WAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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