The Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET)


Aerospace, Aviation & Transport

About Opportunity

The Vehicular Ad hoc Network (VANET) has emerged as a new technology to offer solutions for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that aim at helping drivers on the roads by anticipating hazardous events or avoiding bad traffic areas. However, existing cutting edge standards of VANETs fail to adequately support the applications in potential fields such as, monitoring of safety –relevant data traffic in the vicinity of a vehicle, risk management operations, seamless & sustainable logistics and interaction with the wider community to promote digital engagements and quality of life.

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Key Benefits

The Solution: Integrated and Hybrid Mobility Models

To overcome the problem, The Networks Theme at the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation, Edinburgh Napier University has been conducting research in collaboration with international academic partners, based in UK, EU, Canada, Australia and USA to refocus the research agenda, away from narrower concerns such as conventional connectivity towards a more holistic, integrated and sustainable seamless ITS that can integrate with wireless community networks and smart city spaces. Several integrated solutions have been proposed.

Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai, Dr Imed Romdhani and Professor Bill Buchanan have produced a wide range of integrated mobile ad hoc protocols and lead efforts to make further breakthroughs in the area of VANETs and future wireless broadband Networks.   


Intelligent Transportation Systems

IP Status

Edinburgh Napier University is seeking commercial partners interested in collaborative research or consultancy.

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  • Networks
    Our future society, and its economy, will be built within a seamless environment of networked information resources. IIDI's Network Theme has been created to meet the demands of this society. Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai leads the Network Theme, which seeks to develop local human capital in the fields of...
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