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VANET-enabled eco-friendly road characteristics-aware routing for vehicular traffic

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dc.contributor.author Doolan, Ronan
dc.contributor.author Muntean, Gabriel-Miro
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-02T09:21:58Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-02T09:21:58Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3204
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The lack of significant breakthroughs in terms of alternative energy sources has caused both fuel consumption and gas emissions to constantly increase. In this context, improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions in the transportation sector is vital, as vehicles are one of the important contributors to air pollution. This paper introduces EcoTrec, a novel eco-friendly routing algorithm for vehicular traffic which considers road characteristics such as surface conditions and gradients, as well as existing traffic conditions to improve the fuel savings of vehicles and reduce gas emissions. EcoTrec makes use of the Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANET) both for collecting data from distributed vehicles and to disseminate information in aid of the routing algorithm. The algorithm calculates the fuel efficiency of various routes and then directs the vehicle to a fuel efficient route, while also avoiding flash crowding. Simulation-based tests showed that by using EcoTrec, fuel emissions were significantly reduced, when compared with existing state-of-the-art vehicular routing algorithms. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference on the Transportation, Vehicular Networks, Vehicular Electronics and Telematics Track;
dc.rights “© 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.” en_US
dc.subject ad-hoc networks en_US
dc.subject routing en_US
dc.subject vehicle communications en_US
dc.subject wireless LAN en_US
dc.subject road traffic en_US
dc.title VANET-enabled eco-friendly road characteristics-aware routing for vehicular traffic en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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