Wireless-Vehicle Combination: Effective MAC Designs in VCN

Xiang Cheng, Rongqing Zhang, Liuqing Yang

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In vehicular networks, road safety and data-related applications require reliable and efficient communications with minimized transmission collisions, and thus effective medium access control (MAC) protocols are also essential for the VCN system design. However, in vehicular networks, the MAC design is much more challenging due to the high mobility, heterogeneous and frequently changing topology, and versatile QoS requirements. Hence, also following the wireless-vehicle combination perspective, in this chapter, we focus on the effective and efficient MAC designs for VCN. First, by taking the trend (from distributed to centralized) and challenges of the MAC design in VCN into consideration, three essential MAC issues and their corresponding solutions are explored, including distributed congestion control, centralized resource sharing and scheduling, and centralized data dissemination scheduling. Then, regarding the next leap for MAC designs in VCN, NOMA-V2X and data-driven resource management are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWireless Networks(United Kingdom)
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages48
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWireless Networks(United Kingdom)
ISSN (Print)2366-1186
ISSN (Electronic)2366-1445

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  • Congestion Control Approach
  • EDCA Protocol
  • High Priority Traffics
  • Non-orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA)
  • Vehicular Networks


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