Title: BSAD: bus-based services advertisement protocol for vehicular ad hoc network (VANET)

Authors: Kifayat Ullah; Abdul Haseeb

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan ' Department of Computer Science, CECOS University of IT and Emerging Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan

Abstract: Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) unfold the possibilities for a large number of applications. An attractive application is the advertisement of roadside services. Current solutions for the provision of roadside services make use of private cars. However, it would not be possible for the business owners to give incentives to all participating car owners. We proposed a novel protocol for roadside services advertisement using public buses. The road side unit (RSU) broadcast the services to the buses, which store them for a predefined time. We evaluate the performance of our proposed solution in a multi-lane highway scenario. We also compared the performance of our protocol with existing solution under various traffic conditions. The results of our experiments revealed that: (a) broadcast frequency and speed of the buses influenced the advertisement messages received by the buses; (b) by using a broadcast frequency of 5/s, the buses were able to receive all the advertised services.

Keywords: VANET; I2V; V2V; services advertisement; intelligent transportation system; IEEE 802.11p; WSMP; RSU.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2021.117961

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2021 Vol.37 No.1, pp.14 - 22

Received: 19 Jan 2021
Accepted: 21 Jan 2021

Published online: 04 Oct 2021 *

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