This book provides an insight for students, researchers and practitioners on the area of vehicular communications explaining and presenting solutions for some of the most critical issues in this field and, hopefully, inspiring new research directions. The book is organized in Sections, which respond to different layers and aspects of the vehicular technology: infrastructures, cells deployment and its integration with the V2V part, access procedures, advanced services and applications as localization, spectrum sensing, relay-based cooperative networks....
This book covers the most recent advances concerning the ability to overcome connectivity
limitations and extend the link capacity of vehicular systems. Ranging from the
advances on radio access technologies to intelligent mechanisms deployed to enhance
cooperative communications, cognitive radio and multiple antenna systems have been
given particular highlight.
Huaqun Guo has introduced the emerging areas of vehicular networks in the forms of Intra-Vehicle, Vehicleto-
Vehicle, and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure communications and edited this new book to reflect the advance
information technologies that shape the modern automobiles. These new technologies on automotive informatics
and communicative systems will enable a variety of applications for safety, traffic efficiency, driver
assistance, as well as infotainment to be incorporated into modern automobile designs...
It’s fair to say that the array of commercially available vehicles is beginning to catch
up with the technological advances made available by science during the past decade.
With a lot of eff ort being employed by manufactures to provide cars with advanced
networking capabilities, we can mainly distinguish the connectivity topologies in two
very diff erent groups: the Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs), which make use of
the scientifi c contributions provided by the Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs), and
the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) based networks....