Using Fuzzy Logic for Data Aggregation in Vehicular Networks
Information provided in real-time via vehicular ad hoc networks is of great value in any kind of traffic systems. Bandwidth issues arise in this type of networks due to the potential large number of nodes. Data aggregation addresses these issues avoiding the dissemination of similar messages in the network. The lack of flexibility in the similarity criteria, security issues and the need of standardization were mentioned among the challenges of data aggregation schemes. Fuzzy Logic, very efficient in real-time systems, has been lately employed in data aggregation schemes. This paper analyzes various solutions for using Fuzzy Logic in data aggregation schemes and their mode of addressing the underlined challenges.