Effects of VANETs on Vehicle Transit Time and Average Speed in Realistic Scenarios

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Title: Effects of VANETs on Vehicle Transit Time and Average Speed in Realistic Scenarios
Author: Pai, Vishwesh
Advisors: Dr. Mihail Sichitiu, Committee Chair
Dr. Yannis Viniotis, Committee Member
Dr. Rudra Dutta, Committee Member
Abstract: Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) have recently attracted a lot of attention due to the possibility of improving safety and performance of transportation on public roads. In addition to other benefits VANETs can reduce or eliminate congestion by redirecting vehicles around traffic jams. In this thesis, we quantify the reduction in transit time and increase in average speeds in vehicular systems by employing VANET technology. We use detailed simulations to evaluate the effects of number of vehicles on the road, penetration ratio, number of incidents and transmission range parameters on the vehicular transit time and average speed. Results show a significant increase in average speeds and a reduction in transit time in congestion scenarios caused either by traffic incidents or traffic overload.
Date: 2009-12-03
Degree: MS
Discipline: Computer Engineering
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1909


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