Flexible connectivity management in vehicular communication networs
Baldessari, R. B.
; Festag, A. F.
; Matos, A.
; Santos , J.
Flexible connectivity management in vehicular communication networs, Proc International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation, Hamburg, Germany, Vol. 0, pp. 0 - 0, March, 2006.
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Vehicular communication, providing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication, can considerably improve traffic safety and comfort of driving and traveling. For communication in vehicular ad hoc networks, position-based routing has emerged as a promising candidate. For Internet access, Mobile IPv6 is a widely accepted solution to provide session continuity and reachability to the Internet for mobile nodes. While integrated solutions for usage of Mobile IPv6 in (non-vehicular) mobile ad hoc networks exist, we propose a solution that, built upon on a Mobile IPv6 proxy-based architecture, selects the optimal communication mode (direct in-vehicle, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-roadside communication) and provides dynamic switching between vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication mode during a communication session in case that more than one communication mode is simultaneously available.