Date Added: Nov 2012
In order to detect and reduce the congestion level in downtown areas, many research works and projects have been proposed. The previous works have been based on the information gathered at a central database to recommend the best path for vehicles, which introduces a bottleneck problem as well as a single point of failure. In this paper the authors propose a dynamic and real time protocol that intends to find the fastest path towards each destination in a distributed fashion, without the need for a centralized database. The proposed protocol recommends paths that will allow vehicles to avoid highly congested road segments towards a certain destination.