Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Cooperative vehicular networks have always been considered as the perfect way to bring more comfort to the passengers and more safety to the human life. Thus, research community and governmental organizations are interested to study and deploy these networks. The vehicular networks principle is connecting vehicles to each other and to existing infrastructure. However, their industrialization faces some challenges: high mobility, frequently partitioned network, geographically constrained topology, and scalability. Therefore, in contrast to traditional networks, vehicular network protocols focus on both achieving adequate QoS level and reducing overhead. Achieving these two opposite requirements was the key driver of this work. The most promising way to do it is to self-organize the network.