Detection and dissipation of road traffic congestion using vehicular communication

Abderrahmane Lakas, Moumena Cheqfah

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Thanks to the advances in wireless technologies, mobile vehicular networks are likely to become the most relevant form of mobile ad hoc networks (MANET). Vehicular communication which facilitates the exchange of information between vehicles is the prerequisite not only for extending the access to Internet while on the road, but also to cater for special applications such as of road traffic and travel management. However despite the increasing studies on vehicular routing protocols, the support to applications other than the access the internet remains limited. In this paper we propose a novel vehicular communication system for road congestion detection and dissipation by disseminating and exploiting road information. The system is an integrated solution for sharing congestion information using a simple geocast protocol and a Dynamic Dijkstra algorithm for planning and computing least congested travel itineraries. In this paper, through simulation results, we show that the proposed solution not only allows vehicles to detect road congestion ahead of time, but also contributes to reducing it by allowing vehicles to avoid congestion points.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Mediterrannean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 Mediterrannean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2009 - Tangiers, Morocco
Duration: Nov 15 2009Nov 17 2009

Publication series

Name2009 Mediterrannean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2009


Other2009 Mediterrannean Microwave Symposium, MMS 2009


  • Dijkstra algorithm
  • Geocast protocol
  • Road congestion
  • VANET, vehicular communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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