Internet of Things (IoT) in transportation: exploring vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) feasibility

Adrian Coronado Mondragon, Christian E. Coronado Mondragon, Etienne Coronado

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Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) represent a significant IoT technological development that can support transportation management. This research investigates the feasibility of deploying VANETs using the principles of clusters in an industry scenario comprising haulage operations in a confined geographic location. We use simulation to model a VANET solution to enable data traffic associated with the exchange of messages between the vehicles and road side units. The proposed solution designed and dimensioned to reduce queuing delays demonstrated the suitability of VANETs as a solution that can support transportation operations associated to logistics. The results are associated to the characteristics of an industry scenario comprising haulage operations in seaport operations. By using a cluster configuration in IoT-VANETs, requests from members of the cluster are channelled through the cluster head, this eliminates the need for each mobile node to communicate directly to the road side nodes which prevents overwhelming the network with individual requests.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-122
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021


  • Internet of Things (IoT) and vehicles
  • transportation management
  • Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs)
  • clustering principles
  • port logistic

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