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A Brief Review of Multipath TCP for Vehicular Networks

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Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo 1828585, Japan
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School of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Hohhot Minzu College, Hohhot 010051, China
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Information Systems Architecture Research Division, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo 1018430, Japan
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Sensors 2021, 21(8), 2793; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21082793
Received: 20 February 2021 / Revised: 10 April 2021 / Accepted: 12 April 2021 / Published: 15 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Internet of Things)
Multipath TCP (MPTCP) is one of the most important extensions to TCP that enables the use of multiple paths in data transmissions for a TCP connection. In MPTCP, the end hosts transmit data across a number of TCP subflows simultaneously on one connection. MPTCP can sufficiently utilize the bandwidth resources to improve the transmission efficiency while providing TCP fairness to other TCP connections. Meanwhile, it also offers resilience due to multipath data transfers. MPTCP attracts tremendous attention from the academic and industry field due to the explosive data growth in recent times and limited network bandwidth for each single available communication interface. The vehicular Internet-of-Things systems, such as cooperative autonomous driving, require reliable high speed data transmission and robustness. MPTCP could be a promising approach to solve these challenges. In this paper, we first conduct a brief survey of existing MPTCP studies and give a brief overview to multipath routing. Then we discuss the significance technical challenges in applying MPTCP for vehicular networks and point out future research directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: MPTCP; multipath routing; vehicular networks MPTCP; multipath routing; vehicular networks
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Chao, L.; Wu, C.; Yoshinaga, T.; Bao, W.; Ji, Y. A Brief Review of Multipath TCP for Vehicular Networks. Sensors 2021, 21, 2793. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21082793

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Chao L, Wu C, Yoshinaga T, Bao W, Ji Y. A Brief Review of Multipath TCP for Vehicular Networks. Sensors. 2021; 21(8):2793. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21082793

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Chao, Luomeng, Celimuge Wu, Tsutomu Yoshinaga, Wugedele Bao, and Yusheng Ji. 2021. "A Brief Review of Multipath TCP for Vehicular Networks" Sensors 21, no. 8: 2793. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21082793

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