Chapter 4. VANET Convenience and Efficiency Applications

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

Published Online: 19 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch4

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

How to Cite

Mauve, M. and Scheuermann, B. (2010) VANET Convenience and Efficiency Applications, 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.ch4

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



  • VANET convenience and efficiency applications;
  • convenience applications - key enabler of VANET technology;
  • VANETs main challenges - capacity restrictions, limited connectivity and competing technologies;
  • roadside units (RSUs) at key road intersections;
  • VANETs - as mobile extension of Internet;
  • VANET-based traffic information systems (TIS);
  • communication paradigms and traffic information system (TIS);
  • infrastructure-based cellular communication and building distributed peer-to-peer network;
  • data access interface of central server and distributed hash table (DHT);
  • dynamic VANET-based road navigation system


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Limitations

  • Applications

  • Communication Paradigms

  • Probabilistic, Area-based Aggregation

  • Travel Time Aggregation

  • Conclusion

  • References