Thierry Delot, Sergio Ilarri, Sylvain Lecomte, Nicolas Cenerario, "Sharing with Caution: Managing Parking Spaces in Vehicular Networks", Mobile Information Systems, vol. 9, Article ID 703830, 30 pages, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/703830
Sharing with Caution: Managing Parking Spaces in Vehicular Networks
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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