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Value of information exposed: wireless networking solutions to the parking search problem

By Evangelia Kokolaki, Merkouris Karaliopoulos and Ioannis Stavrakakis


Abstract — Our work draws on a concrete parking space search application to explore fundamental tradeoffs of wireless networking solutions to the provision of real-life services. In particular, we consider a city area, wherein each vehicle (mobile user) moves towards a chosen destination and seeks vacant parking space in its vicinity. Three main approaches to the parking space search problem are investigated, each representing a distinct paradigm of how wireless networking communications can assist the information management process. In the first approach, the vehicles execute the currently common “blind” sequential search for parking space by wandering around the destination. In the second distributed approach, the vehicles, while moving around the area, opportunistically collect and share with each other information on the location and status of each parking spot they encounter. Finally, with the third approach

Topics: vehicular communications, opportunist
Year: 2011
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