Date Added: Oct 2009
Development of networking protocols is essential for an emerging class of applications described as Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs). The scope and requirements of applications vary significantly, and existing techniques do not apply. The nature of data exchange varies in time and space and thus, the protocols need to accommodate and adapt to the requirements. Furthermore, the dynamics of the vehicular networking architecture and topology present interesting challenges to develop a fresh perspective on routing algorithms and protocols. The vehicular networking environment is characterized by time-varying partitioning in a network formed over moving vehicles.