1st Edition

Vehicular Networks From Theory to Practice

Edited By Stephan Olariu, Michele C. Weigle Copyright 2009
    472 Pages 143 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    472 Pages 143 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    In spite of their importance and potential societal impact, there is currently no comprehensive source of information about vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs). Cohesively integrating the state of the art in this emerging field, Vehicular Networks: From Theory to Practice elucidates many issues involved in vehicular networking, including traffic engineering, human factors studies, and novel computer science research.

    Divided into six broad sections, the book begins with an overview of traffic engineering issues, such as traffic monitoring and traffic flow modeling. It then introduces governmental and industrial efforts in the United States and Europe to set standards and perform field tests on the feasibility of vehicular networks. After highlighting innovative applications enabled by vehicular networks, the book discusses several networking-related issues, including routing and localization. The following section focuses on simulation, which is currently the primary method for evaluating vehicular networking systems. The final part explores the extent and impact of driver distraction with in-vehicle displays.

    Encompassing both introductory and advanced concepts, this guide covers the various areas that impact the design of applications for vehicular networks. It details key research challenges, offers guidance on developing future standards, and supplies valuable information on existing experimental studies.


    Traffic Monitoring
    Michael D. Fontaine

    Models for Traffic Flow and Vehicle Motion
    Martin Treiber and Arne Kesting


    Vehicle-Infrastructure Cooperation
    James A. Misener, Susan Dickey, Joel VanderWerf, and Raja Sengupta

    CAR-2-X Communication in Europe
    Long Le, Andreas Festag, Roberto Baldessari, and Wenhui Zhang


    Safety-Related Vehicular Applications
    Mohammad S. Almalag

    Emerging Vehicular Applications
    Uichin Lee, Ryan Cheung, and Mario Gerla

    Use of Infrastructure in VANETs
    Michele C. Weigle, Stephan Olariu, Mahmoud Abuelela, and Gongjun Yan

    Content Delivery in Zero-Infrastructure VANETs
    Mahmoud Abuelela and Stephan Olariu


    Mobile Ad Hoc Routing in the Context of Vehicular Networks
    Francisco J. Ros, Pedro M. Ruiz, Juan A.Sánchez, and Ivan Stojmenovic

    Delay-Tolerant Networks in VANETs
    Yifeng Shao, Cong Liu, and Jie Wu

    Localization in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
    Azzedine Boukerche, Horacio A.B.F. Oliveira, Eduardo F. Nakamura, and Antonio A.F. Loureiro


    Vehicular Mobility Models
    Marco Fiore

    Vehicular Network Simulators
    Gongjun Yan, Khaled Ibrahim, and Michele C. Weigle


    Mental Workload and Driver Distraction with In-Vehicle Displays
    Carryl L. Baldwin



    Stephan Olariu, Michele C. Weigle

    …the easy style of writing … makes it suitable not only for specialists but also generalists. …some topics overlap, but instead of being a hindrance, this further expands the vision of the reader on crucial topics in VANETs. Overall, the book is a concise overview of the current state-of-the-art technologies and important research issues in VANETs. …
    Computing Reviews, August 2009