Interference-Aided Vehicular Networks: Future Research Opportunities and Challenges

Furqan Jameel, Shurjeel Wyne, Muhammad Awais Javed, Sherali Zeadally

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Research efforts in vehicular communication networks have been driven by the need to achieve high data rates for value-added services and safety applications. The proliferation of billions of connected devices along with their ever growing data demands can potentially cause severe congestion in vehicular networks unless effective solutions are developed. In this context, the multiuser interference encountered in vehicular ad hoc networks is a major performance bottleneck. The interference among vehicles needs to be harnessed to meet the high data rate requirements of heterogeneous vehicular communication networks. This work proposes a novel paradigm of interference-aided vehicular networks in which the interference signals are exploited for communication-related operations such as message flooding, energy harvesting, channel estimation, signal alignment, and link security. We also highlight the technical and socio-economic challenges that must be addressed for successful implementation of interference- aided vehicular communication networks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8493115
Pages (from-to)36-42
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work is supported by the EU-funded project ATOM-690750, approved under call H2020-MS-CA-RISE-2015. We thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments, which helped us to improve the article.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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