Date Added: Jun 2011
The paper compares two of the most based wireless technologies: mobile WiMAX based on IEEE 802.16e standard and the 5.9 GHz technology based on the IEEE 802.11p standard. The paper investigates, through simulation, the potential and limitations of both technologies as a communication media for Vehicular AdHoc NETworks (VANETs). The performance of the two systems is evaluated for different vehicle speeds behaviors, traffic data rates, and network deployments. Thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities are reported daily worldwide due to traffic accidents.