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ISRN Communications and Networking
Volume 2012, Article ID 185472, 8 pages
Research Article

A Reliable and Efficient Highway Multihop Vehicular Broadcast Model

1Institute of Communication Engineering, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210007, China
2National Key Laboratory of Automotive Dynamic Simulation, College of Automotive Engineering, Jilin University, Changchum 130025, China

Received 20 September 2011; Accepted 11 October 2011

Academic Editors: M. Listanti and Y. M. Tseng

Copyright © 2012 Deng Chuan and Wang Jian. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A reliable and efficient highway broadcast model based on gain prediction is proposed to solve excessive information retransmission and channel conflict that often happen to flooding broadcast in vehicular ad hoc network. We take accountofthe relative speeds, the intervehicle distance, and the coverage difference of the neighboring vehicles into predicting the gain of every neighbor, and further select the neighbor with the maximum gain as the next hop on the every direction of road. Simulations show that the proposed model is clearly superior to the original flooding model and a recent variant based on mobility prediction in packet arrival rate, average delay, forwarding count, and throughput.