A heterogeneous IoV architecture for data forwarding in vehicle to infrastructure communication

Sherazi, H. H. R., Khan, Z. A., Iqbal, R., Rizwan, S., Imran, M. A. and Awan, K. (2019) A heterogeneous IoV architecture for data forwarding in vehicle to infrastructure communication. Mobile Information Systems, 2019, 3101276. (doi:10.1155/2019/3101276)

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Abstract

The Internet of vehicles (IoV) is a newly emerged wave that converges Internet of things (IoT) into vehicular networks to benefit from ubiquitous Internet connectivity. Despite various research efforts, vehicular networks are still striving to achieve higher data rate, seamless connectivity, scalability, security, and improved quality of service, which are the key enablers for IoV. It becomes even more critical to investigate novel design architectures to accomplish efficient and reliable data forwarding when it comes to handling the emergency communication infrastructure in the presence of natural epidemics. The article proposes a heterogeneous network architecture incorporating multiple wireless interfaces (e.g., wireless access in vehicular environment (WAVE), long-range wireless fidelity (WiFi), and fourth generation/long-term evolution (4G/LTE)) installed on the on-board units, exploiting the radio over fiber approach to establish a context-aware network connectivity. This heterogeneous network architecture attempts to meet the requirements of pervasive connectivity for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) to make them scalable and adaptable for IoV supporting a range of emergency services. The architecture employs the Best Interface Selection (BIS) algorithm to always ensure reliable communication through the best available wireless interface to support seamless connectivity required for efficient data forwarding in vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) communication successfully avoiding the single point of failure. Moreover, the simulation results clearly argue about the suitability of the proposed architecture in IoV environment coping with different types of applications against individual wireless technologies.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad and Sherazi, Hafiz Husnain Raza
Authors: Sherazi, H. H. R., Khan, Z. A., Iqbal, R., Rizwan, S., Imran, M. A., and Awan, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Mobile Information Systems
Publisher:Hindawi Publishing Corporation
ISSN:1574-017X
ISSN (Online):1875-905X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Hafiz Husnain Raza Serazi et al.
First Published:First published in Mobile Information Systems 2019: 3101276
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
3007250Distributed Autonomous Resilient Emergency Management System (DARE)Muhammad ImranEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P028764/1ENG - Systems Power & Energy