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Comparing Apples and Oranges? Trends in IVC Simulations

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Executive Summary

Looking back at recent years in Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC) research, tremendous improvements in precision and realism of simulation models concerning all its aspects can be observed. These models offer a vast number of parameters, enabling investigations of a huge variety of different scenarios. Reviewing simulation studies published at major vehicular network conferences from 2009 to 2011, the people reflect on the impact of these developments. The authors are glad to present a clear trend to conduct simulations based on a consolidated set of established standards, models, and tools. However, looking at individual papers, they commonly find key information (such as the used model) missing.

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