An evolving super-network model with inter-vehicle communications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8665-8689
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Franklin Institute
Online published1 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


An evolving super-network model with inter-vehicle communications (IVC) is established in this paper, which consists of two layers: the traffic network and the communication network. The model incorporates key parameters of wireless communication devices (characterized by their transmission ranges and bandwidths), market penetration rate and vehicle distribution. The impacts of these parameters on the topological structure of the model are revealed and verified via simulations using a modified car-following model with inter-vehicle communications. Finally, some guidelines are presented for adapting the topological organization of the communication network to the environment by tuning the key parameters.