International Journal of Computer Applications
Vehicular ad hoc network has gained popular attention in last few years due to the provision of safety and comfort related applications. VANETs are direct offshoot of MANETs but with unique characteristics like high speed, dynamic changing topology and difficult communication environment. Due to these unique features, routing in vehicular network has always been a challenging issue but besides efficient routing very less attention is being paid in the area of load balancing. So in this paper, load optimization/management in VANET is focused and a new protocol is introduced with new metric i.e. local delay which uses interface queue length.