Special Issue "Connected Vehicles, V2V Communications, and VANET"


A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Felipe Jimenez
University Institute for Automobile Research (INSIA), Technical University of Madrid, INSIA, Campus Sur UPM, Carretera de Valencia km 7 28031, Madrid, Spain
Phone: 34913365317
Interests: intelligent transport systems, advanced driver assistance systems, vehicle positioning, GNSS, inertial sensors, digital maps, vehicle dynamics, driver monitoring

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Communications between vehicles are seen as a solution for road transport problems, such as accidents, inefficiencies, traffic congestions, fuel consumption, and exhaust emissions. However, before implementing such a solution, some preliminary analysis is needed. First, the most convenient communications technologies should be selected for each application and specific communications architecture should be deployed to support such services. Standardization is essential for successful deployment.

The amount of information that can be delivered between vehicles and other road users is quite high. This fact may produce technical and practical problems. Hardware solutions and software algorithms are possible to address such contingencies.

Field Operational Tests are essential for proving the feasibility of implementing any service or system based on V2V or V2I communications. Furthermore, the penetration rate among vehicles is crucial for obtaining significant results.

This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent advances in connected vehicles, V2V communications, and VANET. Topics, such as standardization and communications security, are covered in this issue. Furthermore, Field Operational Tests and trials are welcomed. Reviews and surveys of the state-of-the-art are also welcomed. Authors are invited to contact the guest editor—prior to submission—if they are uncertain whether their work falls within the Special Issue’s general scope.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • V2V communications
  • V2I communications
  • Connected vehicles
  • DSRC
  • Communications security
  • Communications architecture
  • Communications technologies
  • Smartphones geolocation
  • Cooperative services
  • Applications for improving safety
  • Applications for improving efficiency
  • Vehicle positioning
  • Communication standardization
  • Geonetworking
  • Trial and Field Operational Tests

Dr. Felipe Jimenez
Guest Editor


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  • V2X communications
  • connected vehicles
  • communications architecture
  • communications technologies

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p. 37-58
by , ,  and
Electronics 2015, 4(1), 37-58; doi:10.3390/electronics4010037
Received: 29 October 2014 / Accepted: 29 December 2014 / Published: 8 January 2015
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p. 689-711
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Electronics 2014, 3(4), 689-711; doi:10.3390/electronics3040689
Received: 30 October 2014 / Revised: 3 December 2014 / Accepted: 11 December 2014 / Published: 19 December 2014
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Electronics 2014, 3(4), 598-608; doi:10.3390/electronics3040598
Received: 24 July 2014 / Revised: 9 October 2014 / Accepted: 21 October 2014 / Published: 5 November 2014
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Electronics 2014, 3(3), 521-537; doi:10.3390/electronics3030521
Received: 31 March 2014 / Revised: 8 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Research Paper
Title: A Validated Model for Availability Prediction of IPTV Services in VANETs
Bernd E. Wolfinger, Arian Hübner and Sadaf Momeni
Department of Computer Science, University of Hamburg
In vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs), besides the original applications typically related to traffic security, we nowadays can observe an increased trend to infotainment applications, such as IPTV services. Quality of Experience (QoE) as observed by the end users of IPTV is highly important to guarantee adequate user acceptance for the service. In IPTV, QoE is mainly determined by the availability of TV channels to the users. This paper presents an efficient and rather generally applicable analytical model which allows one to predict the blocking probability of TV channels both for channel-switching-induced as well as for handover-induced blocking events. We present the successful validation of the model by means of simulation and we introduce a new measure for QoE. Numerous case studies illustrate how the analytical model and our new QoE measure can be applied successfully for the dimensioning of IPTV systems taking into account QoE requirements of the IPTV service users in strongly diverse traffic scenarios.

Last update: 28 January 2015

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