Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Hannes Hartenstein diploma in mathematics, doctoral professor director staff member1 and
  2. Kenneth P Laberteaux MSc, PhD, BSE research engineer founder2

Published Online: 19 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch1

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

How to Cite

Hartenstein, H. and Laberteaux, K. P. (eds) (2010) Introduction, in VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

  2. 2

    Toyota Technical Center, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470740569

Online ISBN: 9780470740637



  • wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and in vehicle installation;
  • vehicle ad-hoc networks (VANET) concept;
  • high vehicle speeds and highly dynamic operating environments;
  • VANET benefit - for traffic safety and transport efficiency;
  • vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside communication with accidents avoided;
  • VANET - vital part of intelligent transportation systems (ITS);
  • use of radio and infrared communication for vehicle-to-roadside and vehicle-to-vehicle communication;
  • vehicular environment - opportunities, challenges and requirements;
  • VANET use - with ‘horizon of awareness’ for vehicle or driver increasing;
  • Vehicle Safety Communications-Applications (VSC-A) and security of vehicle-to-vehicle messages


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Basic Principles and Challenges

  • Past and Ongoing VANET Activities

  • Chapter Outlines

  • References