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Mobility Models for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks : A Survey and Taxonomy

Härri, Jérôme; Filali, Fethi; Bonnet, Christian

Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) have been recently attracting an increasing attention from both research and industry communities. One of the challenges posed by the study of VANETs is the definition of a vehicular mobility model providing an accurate and realistic vehicular mobility description at both macroscopic and microscopic levels. Another challenge is to be able to dynamically alter this vehicular mobility as a consequence of the vehicular communication protocols. Many mobility models have been developed by the community in order to solve these two issues. However, due to the large number of available models claiming to be adapted to vehicular traffic, and also due to their different and somehow incomparable features, understanding their true characteristics, their degree of realism with respect to vehicular mobility, and real capabilities is a hard task.

In this survey, we first introduce a framework that proposes a guideline for the generation of vehicular mobility models. Then, we illustrate the different approaches chosen by the community for the development of vehicular mobility models and their interactions with network simulators. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1109/SURV.2009.090403
Zitationen: 488
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Telematik (TM)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2009
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1553-877X
KITopen-ID: 1000014843
Erschienen in IEEE communications surveys & tutorials
Verlag IEEE Communications Society
Band 11
Heft 4
Seiten 19-41
Nachgewiesen in Web of Science
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