Vehicular multitier gateway selection algorithm for heterogeneous VANET architectures

Shuja Ansari, Tuleen Boutaleb, Sinan Sinanovic, Carlos Gamio, Ioannis Krikidis

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    Cooperative intelligent transportation systems have become an active topic with the introduction of smart communications between vehicles, increasing driver safety, traffic efficiency and ultimately paving way for autonomous vehicles. These vehicular communications have stringent transmission requirements. Among various proposed communication protocols, use of heterogeneous networks, combining long term evolution (LTE) with dedicated short range communications (DSRC), have shown promising results. This paper proposes an LTE gateway selection procedure that enables multitier hybrid architecture. The proposed multitier heterogeneous adaptive VANET (MHAV) framework consists of two tiers, the high tier consist of authority owned vehicles or public transport operators such as buses, lorries and taxis, while low tier consist of privately owned vehicles. Having an authority owned gateway addresses the security and privacy concern raised by private car owners on sharing their information with other cars. Results from implementation of our proposed algorithm using extensive system-level simulations showed an increase in coverage area for DSRC while minimizing the number of gateway switches made by 30-35% in comparison with previously proposed multitier registration techniques. Traffic on LTE network in our simulations is also reduced by 50%.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 Advances in Wireless and Optical Communications (RTUWO)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538605851
    ISBN (Print)9781538605868
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017


    • algorithm
    • VANET architectures
    • transportation systems

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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