Extending drive-thru data access by vehicle-to-vehicle relay

Jing Zhao, Todd Arnold, Yang Zhang, Guohong Cao

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Abstract

Recently, some researchers have performed extensive experiments to study the feasibility and performance of vehicle drive-thru access to roadside access points (APs). The experiments demonstrate that the duration of connectivity to the AP is limited. A drive-thru vehicle has an area of high signal strength near the AP, but experiences poor link quality when entering or exiting the AP coverage area. Since a vehicle spends a large portion of the connection time in this poor link quality area, the data throughput can be significantly reduced. This problem has been identified in several works, but a viable solution has yet to be identified. In this paper, we propose a vehicle-to-vehicle relay (V2VR) scheme which extends the service range of roadside APs and allows drive-thru vehicles to maintain high throughput within an extended range. Our solution is distributed and purely client-based, without any modification to the existing 802.11 APs. Through implementation and simulation, we demonstrate that the V2VR scheme can effectively extend the drive-thru access range and improve the network utilization for drive-thru vehicles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVANET'08 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking
Pages66-75
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event5th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, VANET 2008 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 15 2008Sep 15 2008

Publication series

NameVANET'08 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking

Other

Other5th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, VANET 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/15/089/15/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation

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Zhao, J., Arnold, T., Zhang, Y., & Cao, G. (2008). Extending drive-thru data access by vehicle-to-vehicle relay. In VANET'08 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking (pp. 66-75). (VANET'08 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking). https://doi.org/10.1145/1410043.1410055