Communications Infrastructure. Systems and Applications in Europe. First International ICST Conference, EuropeComm 2009, London, UK, August 11-13, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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Congestion Reduction Using Ad-Hoc Message Dissemination in Vehicular Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11284-3_14,
        author={Thomas Hewer and Maziar Nekovee},
        title={Congestion Reduction Using Ad-Hoc Message Dissemination in Vehicular Networks},
        proceedings={Communications Infrastructure. Systems and Applications in Europe. First International ICST Conference, EuropeComm 2009, London, UK, August 11-13, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={EUROPECOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Vehicular Networks Modelling and Simulations Intelligent Transportation Systems},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11284-3_14}
    }
    
  • Thomas Hewer
    Maziar Nekovee
    Year: 2012
    Congestion Reduction Using Ad-Hoc Message Dissemination in Vehicular Networks
    EUROPECOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11284-3_14
Thomas Hewer,*, Maziar Nekovee,*
    *Contact email: t.hewer@cs.ucl.ac.uk, maziar.nekovee@bt.com

    Abstract

    Vehicle-to-vehicle communications can be used effectively for intelligent transport systems (ITS) and location-aware services [1]. The ability to disseminate information in an ad-hoc fashion allows pertinent information to propagate faster through the network. In the realm of ITS, the ability to spread warning information faster and further is of great advantage to the receivers of this information. In this paper we propose and present a message-dissemination procedure that uses vehicular wireless protocols for influencing traffic flow, reducing congestion in road networks. The computational experiments presented in this paper show how an intelligent driver model (IDM) and car-following model can be adapted to ‘react’ to the reception of information. This model also presents the advantages of coupling together traffic modelling tools and network simulation tools.