Recently, vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) has emerged as a promising approach for road safety and traffic efficiency improvement through a variety of vehicle applications enabled by communications between vehicles such as emergency braking warning, etc. However, due to its unique characteristics, such as intermittent connectivity due to high-speed mobility of the network nodes (or vehicles), also known as vehicular delay tolerant network, it poses a major challenge to the realization of those applications. In this paper, we propose a new roadside unit (RSU) aided bundle forwarding protocol for vehicular delay tolerant networks. Furthermore, with the assistance from those RSUs deployed at some critical points on the road, for example, intersections, the proposed protocol can increase the network performance in terms of delivery ratio. At the same time, since vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-RSU (V2R) privacy-preserving authentications are guaranteed, the black (gray) hole attacks can be avoided. Extensive simulations demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed protocol.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Information Systems
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering