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Dynamic Multiple Junction Selection Based Routing Protocol for VANETs in City Environment

Department of Computer Systems and Communication Technologies, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kota Samarahan 94300, Malaysia
Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Arts at Balgarn, University of Bisha, P.O. Box 60, Sabt Al-Alaya 61985, Saudi Arabia
Department of Computer Science, Al Jouf University, Tabarjal 74331, Saudi Arabia
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 687;
Received: 23 January 2018 / Revised: 14 February 2018 / Accepted: 16 February 2018 / Published: 28 April 2018
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VANET (Vehicular Ad-hoc Network) is an emerging offshoot of MANETs (Mobile Ad-hoc Networks) with highly mobile nodes. It is envisioned to play a vital role in providing safety communications and commercial applications to the on-road public. Establishing an optimal route for vehicles to send packets to their respective destinations in VANETs is challenging because of quick speed of vehicles, dynamic nature of the network, and intermittent connectivity among nodes. This paper presents a novel position based routing technique called Dynamic Multiple Junction Selection based Routing (DMJSR) for the city environment. The novelty of DMJSR as compared to existing approaches comes from its novel dynamic multiple junction selection mechanism and an improved greedy forwarding mechanism based on one-hop neighbors between the junctions. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first ever attempt to study the impact of multiple junction selection mechanism on routing in VANETs. We present a detailed depiction of our protocol and the improvements it brings as compared to existing routing strategies. The simulation study exhibits that our proposed protocol outperforms the existing protocols like Geographic Source Routing Protocol (GSR), Enhanced Greedy Traffic Aware Routing Protocol (E-GyTAR) and Traffic Flow Oriented Routing Protocol (TFOR) in terms of packet delivery ratio, end-to-end delay, and routing overhead. View Full-Text
Keywords: intelligent transportation; multiple junctions; position based routing; optimal route intelligent transportation; multiple junctions; position based routing; optimal route

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Abbasi, I.A.; Khan, A.S.; Ali, S. Dynamic Multiple Junction Selection Based Routing Protocol for VANETs in City Environment. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 687.

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