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Opportunistic Wireless Internet Access in Vehicular Environments Using Enhanced WAVE Devices

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The emerging Car-To-Car communication (C2C) technology, known as Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE), enables vehicles on the roadway to communicate with each other and with the roadside infrastructure. In addition to safety-relevant services, drivers may also need internet access through C2C communications for infotainment services and car maintenance services, as specified in MobilitY and CollAboRative work in European Vehicle Emergency NeTworks (MYCAREVENT) project. In this paper, the authors propose solutions for providing on-board internet access service to automotive users through C2C communications. The proposed solutions make use of roadside infrastructure and the novel MYCAREVENT Vehicular Communication Gateway (VCG) device.

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