Extending Access Point Connectivity Through Opportunistic Routing in Vehicular Networks

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

Nowadays, the navigation systems available on cars are becoming more and more sophisticated. They greatly improve the experience of drivers and passengers by enabling them to receive map and traffic updates, news feeds, advertisements, media files, etc. Unfortunately, the bandwidth available to each vehicle with the current technology is severely limited. There have been many reports on the inability of 3G networks to cope with large size file downloads, especially in dense and mobile settings. A possible alternative is provided by WiFi Access Points (APs) that are being installed in several countries along the main routes and in popular areas.