Mobile Information Systems

Mobile Information Systems / 2013 / Article

Open Access

Volume 9 |Article ID 703830 | 30 pages | https://doi.org/10.3233/MIS-2012-0149

Sharing with Caution: Managing Parking Spaces in Vehicular Networks

Received18 Jan 2013
Accepted18 Jan 2013

Abstract

By exchanging events in a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET), drivers can receive interesting information while driving. For example, they can be informed of available parking spaces in their vicinity. A suitable protocol is needed to disseminate the events efficiently within the area where they are relevant. Moreover, in such a competitive context where each vehicle may be interested in a resource, it is crucial not to communicate that resource to each driver in the vicinity. Otherwise, those drivers would waste time trying to reach a parking space and only one of them would be fulfilled, which would lead to a poor satisfaction in the system.

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