Optimized IPv6 Internet Access From Vehicles in Multi-Hop and Heterogeneous Environments

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Executive Summary

In order to provide efficient Internet connectivity from vehicles, three fundamental functionalities are needed: IP address autoconfiguration, enhanced routing and mobility support. This paper provides a brief view of the work done so far in this research work that aims at providing a solution for these three open issues. Analytical models for an address autoconfiguration mechanism and a routing protocol have been already proposed, with accepted contributions. A third line analyzing mobility aspects is currently being developed. Another accepted contribution is a statistical framework for studying the inter-arrival time between vehicles that have been elaborated using real traffic measurements.

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