Evaluation of Effective Vehicle Probe Information Delivery with Multiple Communication Methods


Vehicle probe information delivery systems can be broadly divided into the center type and center-less type. Since conventional center-type information delivery systems generate a large load on the communications infrastructure and data center, research efforts have come to be focused on the centerless type. However, existing vehicle probe information delivery systems suffer from various problems including a limited service area, low delivery efficiency, and lack of immediacy in delivery. Our objective in this study is efficient delivery of vehicle probe information as needed. We propose a delivery scheme that uses vehicle-to-vehicle communication, infrastructure-to-vehicle communication, and mobile communication as well as Geo cast. This combined use of multiple communication methods achieves efficient information delivery by changing the communication method to fit the current situation. The results of an evaluation by simulation showed that the proposed scheme could deliver information efficiently in a variety of environments.

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Yamada, T. , Mitsukawa, M. , Shimada, H. and Sato, K. (2015) Evaluation of Effective Vehicle Probe Information Delivery with Multiple Communication Methods. Communications and Network, 7, 71-80. doi: 10.4236/cn.2015.72007.

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