Date Added: May 2011
One of the major challenges faced in vehicular networks is the provision of seamless and continuous IP connectivity for on-board Internet users. This mainly emanates from long handover delays and packet loss problems. These hiccups can have severe effects such as Quality of Service (QoS) depreciation for delay-sensitive and throughput-sensitive services like real-time multimedia services. Most current IP mobility management solutions focus on pedestrian mobile users moving with relatively low speeds and thus fail to provide mobility support for high mobility nodes in vehicular networks.