Performance study of live video streaming over highway vehicular ad hoc networks

Fei Xie*, Kien A. Hua, Wenjing Wang, Yao H. Ho

*Corresponding author for this work

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59 Citations (Scopus)


Live Video streaming over Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANET) is an attractive feature to many applications, such as emergency live video transmission, road-side video advertisement broadcasting and inter-vehicle video conversation. Though vehicles have ample bandwidth, computation and storage capacity to support data intensive communication, the high mobility may cause persistent network partition. The performance of video streaming suffers from the delay and packet loss incurred by the long time disconnection. Although many solutions have been proposed to handle the high mobility problem, few of them addressed the problem in the context of video transmission. In this paper, we focus on video streaming between vehicles in highway, where the traffic density is adequate to mitigate frequent link disconnecdons and persistent network partitions. We study the performance of video streaming under different data forwarding and buffer management schemes. Real video data and the dedicated short range communications (DSRC) are used in the simulation study to better match the reality. The result of this paper gives insight for the design of the future inter-vehicle video streaming system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 2007 Sept 302007 Oct 3

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2007-Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


  • Inter-vehicle communication
  • Live video streaming
  • Performance study
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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