VAN: Vehicle-assisted shortest-time path navigation

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VAN: Vehicle-assisted shortest-time path navigation
Traffic congestion is a very serious problem in large cities. With the number of vehicles increasing rapidly, especially in cities whose economy is booming, the situation is getting even worse. In this paper, by leveraging the techniques of Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) we present a dynamic navigation protocol called VAN for individual vehicles to find the shortest-time paths toward their given destinations. Specifically, a vehicle initiates a number of queries, which are routed by VANETs along different paths toward its destination. During query forwarding, the real-time road traffic information in each road segment is aggregated from multiple participating vehicles and returned to the source after the query reaches the destination. This information enables the source to calculate the shortest-time path. We also propose two forwarding optimization methods to reduce communication costs and an error handling mechanism to deal with abnormal circumstances. To evaluate its performance...
Wenping Chen, Sencun Zhu, Deying Li
Added 14 Feb 2011
Updated 14 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where MASS
Authors Wenping Chen, Sencun Zhu, Deying Li
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