Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
In this paper, the authors propose a novel multi-lane model in Delay Tolerant Network (DTN). Different from traditional ad hoc network, DTN allows nodes to forward information in a store-and-carry manner so as to deal with the absence of end-to-end connectivity. Vehicles are classified into different categories according to their everyday routine, so called multilane. The main purpose is to decide a reliable next-hop forwarding procedure based on incomplete surrounding information. Furthermore, considering the searching interval during which nodes carry the information, they aim to explore the VANETs system performance under different network constraints like node density, velocity.