Date Added: Oct 2009
Mobility management is one of the most challenging research issues for vehicular networks to support a variety of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) applications. The traditional mobility management schemes for Internet and Mobile Ad hoc NETwork (MANET) cannot meet the requirements of vehicular networks, and the performance degrades severely due to the unique characteristics of vehicular networks (e.g., high mobility). Therefore, mobility management solutions developed specifically for vehicular networks would be required. This paper presents a comprehensive survey on mobility management for vehicular networks.