Grouping vehicles in Vehicular Social Networks

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Muhammed Abaid Mahdi Saad Talib Hasson

Abstract

As vehicles have become intelligent objects, creating social friendships among them is justifiable. Internet of Vehicles (IoVs) and Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs) are associated terms that are recently highlighted to improve the transportation systems. Intelligent vehicles that can communicate with each other are the main component of vehicular networks (VNs). Indeed, they have resources for that intelligence: CPU, transceiver, sensors and memory.  On the other side, social networks (SNs) are also brought to light to mainly study the human relationships. In this context, gathering these vehicles in social groups is reasonable to share their information by bridging VN and SN in A multidisciplinary research direction called vehicular social networks (VSNs).This paper will present a model to group vehicles in two types of social groups. Casual groups and permanent or formal groups will be discussed to increase social ties among vehicles that have the same interests. The results will be analyzed to clarify the most important factors that affect such these relationships.

Keywords

Casual groups, Formal groups, IoV, Multidisciplinary, VANET, VSN

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