Adaptive V2V Routing with RSUs and Gateway Support to Enhance Network Performance in VANET

  • Jims MarchangEmail author
  • Benjamin Sanders
  • Dany Joy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10866)


In a VANET communication, link stability can neither be guaranteed nor make the established route link permanent due to the dynamic nature of the network. In V2V communication without the involvement of any infrastructural units like RSU access points or gateway, the probability of successful link establishment decreases when vehicle’s speed varies, red traffic light increases, cross-road increases and finally when the density of the running vehicles is sparse. To ensure route establishment and control route request broadcast in a sparse VANET with cross-road layout, RSUs are used in this paper for route discovery within one gateway zone when a next hop vehicle to relay the route request packet is unavailable. RSUs are static but the vehicles are dynamic in nature, so relying completely on RSU for forwarding data is not recommended because chances of link failure, link re-establishment, and handoff overhead will be high. So, in this paper, RSUs and Gateways are evoked for route discovery and data forwarding only when necessary. Moreover, a local route repair is attempted in this paper when the path length is high to reduce or avoid loss of buffered packets along the route and to maintain a more stable link with the help of RSUs.


VANET RSU Gateway Ad Hoc Networks Local link repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ComputingSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of ComputingUniversity of WinchesterWinchesterUK
  3. 3.Department of ComputingUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK

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