Chapter 3. Information Dissemination in VANETs

  1. Hannes Hartenstein diploma in mathematics, doctoral professor director staff member2 and
  2. Kenneth P Laberteaux MSc, PhD, BSE research engineer founder3
  1. Christian Lochert diploma, PhD consultant,
  2. Björn Scheuermann Bachelors, Masters, PhD junior professor and
  3. Martin Mauve MS, PhD assistant professor full professor head

Published Online: 19 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch3

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

How to Cite

Lochert, C., Scheuermann, B. and Mauve, M. (2010) Information Dissemination in VANETs, in VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies (eds H. Hartenstein and K. P. Laberteaux), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

  2. 3

    Toyota Technical Center, USA

Author Information

  1. Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470740569

Online ISBN: 9780470740637



  • information dissemination in VANETs;
  • VANET-based parking guidance systems;
  • dissemination-based VANET application;
  • data from integrated sensors in vehicles;
  • vehicle sensors connected to Controller-Area Network (CAN);
  • VANET device as ‘sensor’;
  • transport of information - broadcasting, flooding and beaconing;
  • protocols for information transport - flooding and geocasting;
  • local measurement data and information transported to interested receivers;
  • distributed data clustering and StreetSmart system


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Obtaining Local Measurements

  • Information Transport

  • Summarizing Measurements

  • Geographical Data Aggregation

  • Conclusion

  • References