Design and Field Evaluation of Geographical Location-Aware Service Discovery on IPv6 GeoNetworking for VANET
Service discovery is an essential component for distributed mobile applications in vehicular communication systems. While there have been numerous service discovery protocols, applications for vehicular communication systems pose additional requirements: discover services according to geographical position inside dynamic mobile environments. In this paper, the authors propose a geographical location aware service discovery mechanism for Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs). The proposed mechanism exploits an IPv6 multicast service discovery protocol on IPv6 GeoNet-working specified by the GeoNet project.