Simulating Vehicular Mobility: A Comprehensive Framework Using MATLAB SimEvents
Source of Publication
2023 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC)
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, vehicles are also becoming an integral part of this networked ecosystem. The study of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) is critical for ensuring the seamless integration of vehicles into the wider network. To achieve this, it is essential to understand the vehicular mobility and infrastructure and for this purpose, multiple simulation tools have been developed to model vehicle traffic. This study presents the key findings of a basic mobility model that has been developed using Matlab and provides a user-friendly Simulink library to model vehicle traffic. The implementation of this model will help researchers and engineers to analyze and evaluate the performance of VANETs, leading to improvements in their overall efficiency and reliability. The model takes into account various parameters, such as road conditions, traffic density, and vehicle speed to generate realistic simulations of vehicle traffic, making it an ideal tool for various applications in the field of vehicular networking. In addition to its ease of use, the mobility model is highly customizable, allowing users to make changes to the parameters and configurations to meet their specific requirements. This makes it a valuable tool for testing new communication protocols, evaluating the impact of different road designs on traffic flow, and much more. An example and simulation results are presented for a specific case study in Abu Dhabi city.
Wireless communication, Analytical models, Software packages, Mobility models, Roads, Urban areas, Velocity control
Hachemane, H. A. and Ben-Othman, J., "Simulating Vehicular Mobility: A Comprehensive Framework Using MATLAB SimEvents" (2023). All Works. 5975.
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