Research Area:  Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
The Urban Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (UVANET) provides non-safety applications like media sharing, internet service, file transfer, gaming, and so on. Routing plays an important role in providing better services to the users in UVANET. In this paper, a novel routing protocol is proposed for UVANET to support non-safety applications. We consider a non-safety application wherein the drivers and passengers of different parking lots can play multi-player games with each other. To play the games smoothly, the game data should reach the destination in a minimum time. Simulation results show that when the vehicle density in the city area is high, the proposed protocol meets the end-to-end delay tolerance of 100 ms. Finally, an experiment is performed to validate the proposed routing protocol by running a simple puzzle game in a UVANET prototype designed in an indoor laboratory environment and in an outdoor environment.
Author(s) Name:  S.K. Bhoi,P.M. Khilar,R.R. Sahoo,M. Singh and R.R. Swain
Journal name:  Digital Communications and Networks
Publisher name:  ELSEVIER
Volume Information:  Volume 4, Issue 3, August 2018
Paper Link:   https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352864817301220