On the nature of Inter-Vehicle Communication

  title={On the nature of Inter-Vehicle Communication},
  author={Wolfgang Kiess and Jedrzej Rybicki and Martin Mauve},
In this position paper we argue that applications for the communication between vehicles do not require the functionality typically offered by mobile ad-hoc-networks or wireless sensor networks. Consequently the name Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network (VANET) is a misnomer leading practitioners and researchers astray. In order to make our point we briefly outline the characteristics of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks and classical infrastructure-based access networks. We then… CONTINUE READING

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