By Ribeiro, B.; Gon?alves, F.; Santos, A.; Nicolau, M.J.; Dias, B.; Macedo, J
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2017. VANETs (Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks) are networks of moving vehicles equipped with devices that allow spontaneous communication. Developing collaborative applications for VANETs has currently an increasing popularity in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain. This paper proposes a Platooning Management Protocol (PMP), whose implementation and testing is carried out by means of simulation, using the V2X Simulation Runtime Infrastructure (VSimRTI) framework (coupling Simulation of Urban MObility (SUMO) and Network Simulator 3 (ns-3)). Results show that PMP works in a efficient manner: maneuvers happen during an acceptable time interval, the proposed communication requirements are met and the lane capacity is increased.