A Reputation System for Traffic Safety Event on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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Executive Summary

Traffic safety applications on Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs) have drawn a lot of attention in recent years with their promising functions on car accident reduction, real-time traffic information support, and enhancement of comfortable driving experience on roadways. However, an inaccurate traffic warning message will impact drivers' decisions, waste drivers' time and fuel in their vehicles, and even invoke serious car accidents. To enable eco-friendly driving VANET environments, that is, to save fuel and time in this context, the authors proposed an event-based reputation system to prevent the spread of false traffic warning messages.

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