Martijn van Eenennaam
4th September 2008
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are envisioned to alleviate problems such as pollution, accidents and congestion in our future (road) transportation systems. This is often achieved by orchestrating a more fluent cooperation between vehicles by means of Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) are created when vehicles meet by chance. Using a smart flooding strategy and a data compression method it is possible to give vehicles a virtual horizon of tens of kilometers without imposing too great a burden on the medium.