A multicast-based cooperative communication method for platoon management (poster)

Shohei Kanda, Masaki Suzuki, Ryo Harada, Hiroshi Shigeno

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Driving with low-fuel consumption is a significant challenge for automobile society and cooperative platooning is one of the solutions. Thus, studies about platooning is widely discussed. Platooning vehicles are expected to drive short inter-vehicular distance in order to enhance the energy-saving effect. Hence, the vehicular communication is applied to support platooning. However, an existing unicast-based one-request/one-response communication is not reliable since the network traffic load is increased as the number of platoon vehicles increase. In this paper, we propose a multicast-based cooperative communication for platoon management. The method is intended for intra-platoon communication and realizes multicast, loss detection and cooperative retransmission. This scheme enables to reduce the amount of communication and improve reliability. We simulate and evaluate the proposed method and the results show that the method is efficient in terms of the delay, the success ratio and the network traffic load.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2011
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2011 Nov 142011 Nov 16

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC
ISSN (Print)2157-9857
ISSN (Electronic)2157-9865


Other2011 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Transportation


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