Heterogeneous Vehicular Networks

  • Kan Zheng
  • Lin Zhang
  • Wei Xiang
  • Wenbo Wang

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Kan Zheng, Lin Zhang, Wei Xiang, Wenbo Wang
    Pages 1-8
  3. Kan Zheng, Lin Zhang, Wei Xiang, Wenbo Wang
    Pages 9-24
  4. Kan Zheng, Lin Zhang, Wei Xiang, Wenbo Wang
    Pages 25-46
  5. Kan Zheng, Lin Zhang, Wei Xiang, Wenbo Wang
    Pages 47-77
  6. Kan Zheng, Lin Zhang, Wei Xiang, Wenbo Wang
    Pages 79-82

About this book


This brief examines recent developments in the Heterogeneous Vehicular NETworks (HETVNETs), integrating cellular networks with Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) for meeting the communications requirements of the Intelligent Transport System (ITS)services. Along with a review of recent literature, a unified framework of the HetVNET is presented. The brief focuses on introducing efficient MAC mechanisms for vehicular communications, including channel access protocols, broadcast/multicast protocols, the location-based channel congestion control scheme and the content-based resource allocation scheme. The cooperative communication between vehicles is discussed. 

This brief concludes with a discussion on future research directions, and provides the readers with useful insights into the future designs in the HetVNETs, to motivate new ideas for performance improvements in vehicular networks.



Intelligent transport system (ITS) Cooperative communication Heterogeneous vehicular network (HetVNET) Radio resource allocation Dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) MAC mechanisms Vehicular communications

Authors and affiliations

  • Kan Zheng
    • 1
  • Lin Zhang
    • 2
  • Wei Xiang
    • 3
  • Wenbo Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.TelecommunicationsBeijing University of Posts &Haidian DistrictChina
  2. 2.TelecommunicationsBeijing University of Posts &Haidian District, BeijingChina
  3. 3.College of ScienceJames Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia
  4. 4.& TelecommunicationsBeijing University of PostsHaidian DistrictChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25620-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25622-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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