Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks
My research on vehicular ad-hoc networks focuses on the optimization of traffic throughput on highways using sensor-enabled cars. We develop proactive merging algorithms for highway ramps, obstacles, and intersections. Sensor-enabled cars monitor the traffic in their vicinity sensing the distance to the front and rear car as well as their own speed and acceleration. Our merging algorithms can double the throughput of a highway, effectively doubling its capacity.