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1st Edition

Vehicular Networks
From Theory to Practice

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ISBN 9781420085884
Published March 17, 2009 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
472 Pages 143 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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


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…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