A Technique for Information Sharing using Inter-Vehicle Communication with Message Ferrying

T. Shinkawa, T. Terauchi, T. Kitani, N. Shibata, K. Yasumoto, M. Ito, T. Higashino
2006 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'06)  
In this paper, we propose a method to realize traffic information sharing among cars using inter-vehicle communication. When traffic information on a target area is retained by ordinary cars near the area, the information may be lost when the density of cars becomes low. In our method, we use the message ferrying technique together with the neighboring broadcast to mitigate this problem. We use buses which travel through regular routes as ferries. We let buses maintain the traffic information
more » ... atistics in each area received from its neighboring cars. We implemented the proposed system, and conducted performance evaluation using traffic simulator NETSTREAM. As a result, we have confirmed that the proposed method can achieve better performance than using only neighboring broadcast.
doi:10.1109/mdm.2006.23 dblp:conf/mdm/ShinkawaTKSYIH06 fatcat:vlwerqrr2ffnpkev3f62gqpera