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5G-Enabled Software Defined Vehicular Networks for Edge Computing Applications

Hassan Faouzi, Abdelkrim Merbouha, Mohamed Fakir


Vehicles may continuously have stable vehicular neighbors driving along with them for a certain period of time. With the implementation of network densification, such scenarios may frequently occur on the streets in urban cities. The weak ties are easier to be identified and utilized in 5G networks. Generally, vehicles with strong ties are acquaintances, while most vehicles with weak ties in VNGs are strangers. For vehicles, the establishment of weak ties is temporary and performed only when driving on roads. In urban cities, the contact time of vehicles in VNGs can reach 10 minutes on the streets. Since weak ties are limited by meeting location, contact method, and contact time, after a certain period of time, few weak ties are still kept. The architecture simplifies network management, improves resource utilization, and achieves sustainable network development. The universal plug-and play standard to enable scalable VNG networking are used.

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