Development of a Mobile Inter-Vehicular Communication System Based on Gossip Algorithm

Petros Mashwama, Stephen Gbenga Fashoto, Elliot Mbunge, Simanga Gwebu


Mobile Inter-vehicular communication network is an ad hoc network that allows peer vehicles to share and receive data. The existing inter-vehicular communication approach uses data from a limited number of data sources located in distant areas. This leads to high latency caused by the short-range antennas used to connect the peers. Inter-vehicular networks are dynamic and self-organized networks that do not use any external infrastructure to send and receive data. Currently, inter-vehicular networks only exist as part of a hybrid system and hence there is a need for a faster inter-vehicular network which can function independently. In this study, we developed a model which uses the gossip algorithm to send and receive data. The results show that over time, in a peer-to-peer network, the distance to be covered and the delay time are reduced. In the current models, however, the delay and distance covered remain constant. The results show that a peer-to-peer model is faster.



Inter-vehicular networks; Autonomous; Gossip algorithm; Mobile Inter-Vehicular communication system

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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