Chapter 5. Vehicular Mobility Modeling for VANET

  1. Hannes Hartenstein diploma in mathematics, doctoral professor director staff member2 and
  2. Kenneth P Laberteaux MSc, PhD, BSE research engineer founder3
  1. Jérôme Härri MSc, Dr. ès sc., PhD assistant professor research assistant

Published Online: 19 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470740637.ch5

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

VANET: Vehicular Applications and Inter-Networking Technologies

How to Cite

Härri, J. (2010) Vehicular Mobility Modeling for VANET, 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.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

  2. 3

    Toyota Technical Center, USA

Author Information

  1. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470740569

Online ISBN: 9780470740637



  • vehicular mobility modeling for VANET;
  • mobility model - reflecting real behavior of vehicular traffic;
  • VANET applications - traffic information shared among network simulators;
  • OD matrix trip modeling;
  • classification of vehicular mobility modeling approaches;
  • three classes of flow models;
  • pure stimulus–response approach - Krauss model;
  • gap acceptance approach;
  • flow model and configuration parameter impact on vehicular mobility;
  • flow and traffic models and vehicular mobility


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Notation Description

  • Random Models

  • Flow Models

  • Traffic Models

  • Behavioral Models

  • Traceor Survey-based Models

  • Integration with Network Simulators

  • A Design Framework for Realistic Vehicular Mobility Models

  • Discussion and Outlook

  • Conclusion

  • References