Internet of Vehicles: Architecture, Protocols, and Security

Juan Contreras-Castillo, Sherali Zeadally, Juan Antonio Guerrero-Ibanez

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Today, vehicles are increasingly being connected to the Internet of Things which enable them to provide ubiquitous access to information to drivers and passengers while on the move. However, as the number of connected vehicles keeps increasing, new requirements (such as seamless, secure, robust, scalable information exchange among vehicles, humans, and roadside infrastructures) of vehicular networks are emerging. In this context, the original concept of vehicular ad-hoc networks is being transformed into a new concept called the Internet of Vehicles (IoV). We discuss the benefits of IoV along with recent industry standards developed to promote its implementation. We further present recently proposed communication protocols to enable the seamless integration and operation of the IoV. Finally, we present future research directions of IoV that require further consideration from the vehicular research community.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7892008
Pages (from-to)3701-3709
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2018

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  • Internet of Vehicles (IoV)
  • protocol
  • security
  • standards
  • vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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