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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 653131, 14 pages
Research Article

IJS: An Intelligent Junction Selection Based Routing Protocol for VANET to Support ITS Services

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela 769008, India

Received 26 June 2014; Accepted 14 September 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Francisco W. S. Lima

Copyright © 2014 Sourav Kumar Bhoi and Pabitra Mohan Khilar. 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.


Selecting junctions intelligently for data transmission provides better intelligent transportation system (ITS) services. The main problem in vehicular communication is high disturbances of link connectivity due to mobility and less density of vehicles. If link conditions are predicted earlier, then there is a less chance of performance degradation. In this paper, an intelligent junction selection based routing protocol (IJS) is proposed to transmit the data in a quickest path, in which the vehicles are mostly connected and have less link connectivity problem. In this protocol, a helping vehicle is set at every junction to control the communication by predicting link failures or network gaps in a route. Helping vehicle at the junction produces a score for every neighboring junction to forward the data to the destination by considering the current traffic information and selects that junction which has minimum score. IJS protocol is implemented and compared with GyTAR, A-STAR, and GSR routing protocols. Simulation results show that IJS performs better in terms of average end-to-end delay, network gap encounter, and number of hops.