ISSN : 1796-2021
Volume : 4    Issue : 5    Date : June 2009

A Usage Oriented Analysis of Vehicular Networks: from Technologies to Applications
Yacine Khaleda, Manabu Tsukadaa, José Santab, JinHyeock Choia and Thierry Ernsta
Page(s): 357-368
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The research world is paying a lot of attention on vehicular networks nowadays. Novel vehicular
services need a suitable communication channel in order to extend in-car capabilities and,
generally, be aware about surrounding events. Such networks, however, present some special
features, such as high mobility or specific topologies. These properties affect the performance of
applications, and more effort should be directed to identify the necessities of the network. Few
works deal with application requirements which should be considered when the vehicular network
is designed. In this paper, we fill the gap, and propose an analysis of application requirements
considering available technologies for the lower and network layer. This study contains key factors
which must be taken into account not only at the designing stage of the vehicular services, but also
when applications are evaluated.

Index Terms
Vehicular networks, Vehicular applications and services, Communication technologies, Networking,