Future Internet 2013, 5(3), 398-428; doi:10.3390/fi5030398
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Cross-Network Information Dissemination in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs): Experimental Results from a Smartphone-Based Testbed

1 Guglielmo srl, Strada Parma 31/H, Langhirano 43010, Italy 2 UPMC Sorbonne Universit├ęs, LIP6, 4 Place Jussieu, Paris 75005, France 3 Thales Communications & Security SA, 4 Av. des Louvresses, Gennevilliers 92230, France 4 Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Viale G.P.Usberti 181/A, Parma 43124, Italy
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Received: 1 March 2013; in revised form: 14 June 2013 / Accepted: 5 July 2013 / Published: 5 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Vehicular Communications and Networking)
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Abstract: In this work, we present an innovative approach for effective cross-network information dissemination, with applications to vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs). The proposed approach, denoted as "Cross-Network Effective Traffic Alert Dissemination" (X-NETAD), leverages on the spontaneous formation of local WiFi (IEEE 802.11b) VANETs, with direct connections between neighboring vehicles, in order to disseminate, very quickly and inexpensively, traffic alerts received from the cellular network. The proposed communication architecture has been implemented on Android smartphones. The obtained experimental results show that an effective cross-network information dissemination service can entirely rely on smartphone-based communications. This paves the way to future Internet architectures, where vehicles will play a key role as information destinations and sources.
Keywords: X-NETAD; cross-network dissemination; vehicular ad hoc networks; Android; smartphone-based communications

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Busanelli, S.; Rebecchi, F.; Picone, M.; Iotti, N.; Ferrari, G. Cross-Network Information Dissemination in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs): Experimental Results from a Smartphone-Based Testbed. Future Internet 2013, 5, 398-428.

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Busanelli S, Rebecchi F, Picone M, Iotti N, Ferrari G. Cross-Network Information Dissemination in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs): Experimental Results from a Smartphone-Based Testbed. Future Internet. 2013; 5(3):398-428.

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Busanelli, Stefano; Rebecchi, Filippo; Picone, Marco; Iotti, Nicola; Ferrari, Gianluigi. 2013. "Cross-Network Information Dissemination in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs): Experimental Results from a Smartphone-Based Testbed." Future Internet 5, no. 3: 398-428.

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