NEMO-Enabled Localized Mobility Support for Internet Access in Automotive Scenarios
This paper surveys the major existing approaches and proposes a novel architecture to support mobile networks in network-based, localized mobility domains. The authors' architecture enables conventional terminals without mobility support to obtain connectivity either from fixed locations or mobile platforms (e.g., vehicles) and move between them, while keeping their ongoing sessions. This functionality offers broadband Internet access in automotive scenarios such as public transportation systems, where users spend time both in vehicles and at stations. The key advantage of their proposal, as compared with current alternatives, is that the described mobile functionality is provided to conventional IP devices that lack mobility functionality.