A Mobicast Routing Protocol With Carry-and-Forward in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks

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In vehicular networks, safety and comfort applications are two quite different kinds of applications to avoid the emergency traffic accident and enjoy the non-emergency entertainment. The comfort application drives the challenges of new non-emergency entertainments for Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs). The comfort application usually keeps the delay-tolerant capability; that is, messages initiated from a specific vehicle at time t can be delivered through VANETs to some vehicles within a given constrained delay time ?. In this paper, the authors investigate a new mobicast protocol to support comfort applications for a highway scenario in Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs).