Accessibility Analysis and Modeling for IoV in an Urban Scene

Jiujun Cheng, Guiyuan Yuan, Mengchu Zhou, Shangce Gao, Cong Liu, Hua Duan, Qingtian Zeng

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Compared with traditional Internet of Vehicles (IoV) in highways or suburban areas, maintaining network connectivity and stability is an important challenge for IoV in an urban scene, which has complex road conditions. Most existing studies focus on connectivity probability and whole network connectivity analysis. They analyze end-to-end connectivity probability under a certain node distribution model, and reveal the relationship between whole network connectivity and node density. Most of their results are not applicable to IoV in an urban scene. This work presents a concept of an IoV backbone net for IoV in an urban scene, called IoVB-net for short, to realize interconnections among nodes, and formulates an accessibility model based on IoVB-net, and proposes a routing method. The experimental results demonstrate that the trend of the accessibility's theoretical value is in accordance with that of data packet delivery rate, and the proposed routing method based on accessibility can also realize higher delivery rate and lower end-to-end latency than the improved greedy traffic aware routing and greedy perimeter stateless routing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8976295
Pages (from-to)4246-4256
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering


  • IoV
  • IoV backbone net
  • IoV backbone node
  • accessibility
  • urban scene


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