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Ferreira M., Conceicao H., Fernandes R., Tonguz O.K.

IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference


Connectivity analysis of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) involves the study of static and dynamic characteristics of the network. Realistic mobility models are essential for both aspects, in order to produce valid configurations of the position of vehicles in one static instant, and to dynamically move such vehicles in an interval of time. Focusing on static connectivity evaluation, we extend the state-of-the-art of the realism of urban mobility models for VANETs, by proposing and implementing an analysis based on a stereoscopic aerial survey over a large European city. Our static connectivity metrics show important differences compared to the model and simulation based results described in the VANET literature.