Title: Considering driver behaviour in vehicular delay tolerant networks

Authors: Kun-chan Lan; Chien-Ming Chou; Ching-Fang Yang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan. ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, No. 1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan

Abstract: A key component for vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) simulations is a realistic vehicular mobility model, as this ensures that the conclusions drawn from simulation experiments will carry through to the real deployments. Node mobility in a vehicular network is strongly affected by the driving behaviour such as route choices. While route choice models have been extensively studied in the transportation community, as far as we know, the effects of driver behaviour on vehicular network simulations have not been discussed much in the networking literature. In this work, we set out to understand the effects of destination selection vehicular network simulation. We also discuss how different destination selection models affect event broadcasting in ITS application. We conclude that selecting a sufficient level of detail in the simulations, such as modelling of destination selection, is critical for evaluating VANET protocol design.

Keywords: vehicular ad-hoc networks; VANETs; driver behaviour; simulation; destination selection; event dissemination; vehicle communication; delay tolerant networks; DTN; mobility modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCPM.2012.049550

International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management, 2012 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.152 - 173

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 07 Oct 2012 *

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