Advances in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs)

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical and Autonomous Vehicles".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 2761

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Chair of Electrical Smart City Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: joint communications and sensing (JC&S) of electronics for VANETs; resilient wireless V2X systems; 6G V2X communication systems; control–communication co-design for VANETs; quality of sensing in VANETs

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Chair of Electrical Smart City Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: positioning and navigation technologies; sensor and data fusion; filtering techniques and applied estimation theory; smart systems; V2X applications

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Chair of Electrical Smart City Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: vehicle-to-x communications; joint communications and (radar) sensing; sensor and data fusion; radio channel; heterogeneous networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) have gained significant attention from governments, academia, and industry with the emergence of new technologies, e.g., 5G, B5G, 6G, AI, ML, blockchain, and cloud/edge computing. VANETs are an important research domain and are still facing various challenges and new development trends. Therefore, many national and international projects are devoted to VANETs.

This Special Issue provides a platform to present and discuss recent advances and current research, projects, issues, and the standardization of VANET technologies by addressing new VANET techniques, protocols, mechanisms, frameworks, architectures, applications, and systems. Therefore, we are seeking original contributions in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Efficient, reliable, resilient, and secure VANETs;
  • V2V, V2I, and V2X communications;
  • Authentication, privacy, and security issues;
  • Collision avoidance;
  • Safety warning systems and applications;
  • VRU protection and safety;
  • Context and/or cooperative awareness;
  • Platooning/convoying;
  • Autonomous and cooperative driving;
  • Connected vehicles;
  • Offloading strategies;
  • Intelligent traffic management systems;
  • Intelligent transport systems;
  • mmWave and THz systems;
  • 5G, B5G, and 6G applications;
  • Mission-critical services (MCX) in VANETs;
  • Proximity-based and cooperation-based services;
  • Joint communications and sensing (JC&S) for VANETs;
  • Physical layer design for VANETs;
  • MAC layer design for VANETs;
  • Antenna systems, propagation, and RF design;
  • Energy consumption/efficiency in VANETs.

Prof. Dr. Norman Franchi
Dr. Mohamed Khalaf-Allah
Dr. Maximilian Lübke
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • VANET
  • V2V
  • V2I
  • V2X
  • 5G
  • B5G
  • 6G
  • AI
  • ML
  • blockchain
  • cloud/edge computing
  • efficient, reliable, resilient, and secure communications
  • authentication, privacy, and security in VANETs
  • ITS
  • mmWave
  • THz
  • JC&S
  • physical layer
  • MAC
  • energy consumption
  • MCX
  • ProSe
  • antennas
  • propagation
  • RF design

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Efficient V2V Communications by Clustering-Based Collaborative Caching
by Hiroki Tokunaga and Suhua Tang
Electronics 2024, 13(5), 883; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics13050883 - 25 Feb 2024
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Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication plays an important role in enabling autonomous driving. However, when multiple vehicles request the same content, like road conditions, delivering it individually by V2V communication can significantly increase traffic volume, potentially causing congestion in the wireless channel. To address this [...] Read more.
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication plays an important role in enabling autonomous driving. However, when multiple vehicles request the same content, like road conditions, delivering it individually by V2V communication can significantly increase traffic volume, potentially causing congestion in the wireless channel. To address this issue, Content-Centric Network (CCN) technology is applied to V2V communication, which improves communication efficiency by exploiting content cached at vehicles. However, previous methods faced the following challenges: (i) vehicles could not use content stored in nearby vehicles outside the communication path, and (ii) redundant caching of the same content occurred at nearby vehicles. To tackle these challenges, this paper proposes a collaborative caching method in which vehicles are grouped into clusters and each cluster has a designated head responsible for managing caches across all vehicles within the cluster. In this way, this method enables vehicles to use the content cached at adjacent vehicles that are not directly on a communication path. In addition, it eliminates redundant caches, allowing a more diverse range of content storage. Extensive simulation results demonstrate that the proposed approach effectively reduces content delivery latency by 33% compared to the method using clusters without cooperative caching and by 19% compared to the ECV+ method. Full article
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Single-Timestamp Skew Correction (STSC) in V2X Networks
by Muhammad Usman Hashmi, Muntazir Hussain, Muhammad Babar and Basit Qureshi
Electronics 2023, 12(6), 1276; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics12061276 - 7 Mar 2023
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Modern vehicles nowadays have many capabilities apart from the basic function of driving. These are now intelligent, smart, and can communicate over the Internet. A vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless network represents a network where vehicles communicate vital sensor data with other vehicles, pedestrians, and [...] Read more.
Modern vehicles nowadays have many capabilities apart from the basic function of driving. These are now intelligent, smart, and can communicate over the Internet. A vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless network represents a network where vehicles communicate vital sensor data with other vehicles, pedestrians, and fixed infrastructure over the internet. There are various challenges in V2X communication that may affect the efficiency of autonomous devices, systems, and infrastructure. Of the many challenges, time synchronization among many devices in V2X networks is a key challenge. In a V2X network, all nodes within the network need to be time-synchronized; this is essential for task scheduling, computation off-loading, event sequencing, resource sharing, and efficient utilization of resources in the network. In recent works, many researchers have addressed time synchronization in V2X networks by considering multiple timestamps in order to estimate the time skew offset with varying results. In this paper, we consider a skew-based approach, namely, a single-timestamp skew correction (STSC) for time synchronization in V2X networks. The proposed method needs a single timestamp to estimate time skew at the hardware level with the help of physical-layer time synchronization using symbol timing recovery. Implementation results prove that the STSC accurately synchronizes the nodes in phase and frequency, therefore resulting in a greater accuracy and better energy savings in the V2X networks. Full article
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