Vehicular Communication Systems and Networks

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2024 | Viewed by 1167

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Interests: connected cars; vehicular ad hoc networks; the Internet of Things (machine-to-machine/device-to-device); Wi-Fi networks (including Wi-Fi Direct); wireless mesh networks; wireless sensor networks; future Internet
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Dear Colleagues,

Recent advancements in technology have sparked profound transformation in the realm of transportation, giving rise to the prominence of vehicular communication systems and networks. These systems stand as crucial catalysts in reshaping traditional vehicles into intelligent, interconnected entities capable of seamless communication with each other, the surrounding infrastructure, pedestrians, and central control systems. This Special Issue seeks to explore the diverse aspects of this transformative technology, encompassing both vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, as well as the emerging standards set out by the 3GPP Cellular-Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)/ NR-V2X networks.

We solicit papers that promise to contribute significantly to the ongoing discourse in vehicular communication systems and networks. We are seeking the latest original contributions that have not been published and are not currently under process in any other journal. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • C-V2X standards and technologies
  • V2V and V2I communication protocols
  • Cooperative and autonomous driving
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V communication)
  • Security and privacy in V2X networks
  • Traffic management and congestion control
  • Real-world deployments and case studies
  • Vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Vehicular named data networking (V-NDN)
  • Resource allocation in V2X networks

Prof. Dr. Dongkyun Kim
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Keywords

  • C-V2X
  • V2X protocols
  • resource allocation in V2X
  • vulnerable road users (VRUs)
  • 3GPP NR-V2X

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A Lightweight, Efficient, and Physically Secure Key Agreement Authentication Protocol for Vehicular Networks
by Shaoqiang Wang, Ziyao Fan, Yu Su, Baosen Zheng, Zhaoyuan Liu and Yinfei Dai
Electronics 2024, 13(8), 1418; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13081418 - 09 Apr 2024
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In the contemporary era, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) have emerged as a vital technology in intelligent transportation systems, substantially enhancing the overall travel experience by providing advanced services to vehicles while ensuring driver safety. Despite the notable improvements, the inherent complexity of [...] Read more.
In the contemporary era, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) have emerged as a vital technology in intelligent transportation systems, substantially enhancing the overall travel experience by providing advanced services to vehicles while ensuring driver safety. Despite the notable improvements, the inherent complexity of VANETs presents persistent security challenges, encompassing issues such as privacy preservation for vehicles, message authentication, and constraints in computational power and network bandwidth. Various authentication protocols have been designed for VANETs. However, many of these protocols exhibit significant vulnerabilities, rendering them insecure and unreliable in the face of diverse security threats, such as denial of service, replay, forgery, and impersonation attacks. Moreover, some existing schemes encounter limitations, including high computational complexity and the introduction of additional communication overhead and computational costs. To tackle these concerns, we designed a lightweight and secure identity authentication protocol based on elliptic curve cryptography with the objective of furnishing an effective and secure data transmission mechanism across a public communication channel for the Internet of Vehicles. In addition, we introduce Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs) to ensure physical layer security during the communication process. A detailed security analysis demonstrates that the proposed protocol is resilient against various attacks. Through a comparative analysis with existing relevant protocols, in scenarios with a high density of vehicles, the algorithm demonstrates significantly lower computational costs and communication overhead than the related protocols, indicating that the proposed protocol is lightweight and efficient. Consequently, the empirical findings indicate that our protocol surpasses others in terms of reliability, user convenience, and practicality for ensuring secure data transmission within VANETs. Full article
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Digital Infrastructure Quality Assessment System Methodology for Connected and Automated Vehicles
by Boris Cucor, Tibor Petrov, Patrik Kamencay, Marcel Simeonov and Milan Dado
Electronics 2023, 12(18), 3886; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics12183886 - 14 Sep 2023
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The rapid integration of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) into modern transportation systems necessitates a robust and systematic approach to assess the quality of the underlying digital infrastructure. In the presented work, we propose a methodology and evaluation of framework that can be [...] Read more.
The rapid integration of Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) into modern transportation systems necessitates a robust and systematic approach to assess the quality of the underlying digital infrastructure. In the presented work, we propose a methodology and evaluation of framework that can be used to assess digital infrastructure segments based on their readiness for the deployment of CAVs. The methodology encompasses a comprehensive framework that collects, processes, and evaluates diverse data sources, including real-time traffic, communication, and environmental data. The proposed framework is developed based on experimental data and provides a systematic approach to assess infrastructure readiness for CAVs. The proposed methodology is applied in a system for detecting the readiness status of digital infrastructure from a Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility (CCAM) perspective. The system can determine the percentage of non-compliance of technical service requirements in terms of latency, bandwidth, and localization accuracy. Thanks to this, we can determine in advance in which state the current digital infrastructure is and which services can be currently operated, and thus locate the segments of the route in which the telecommunication systems need to be supported. Full article
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