Vehicular Fog Computing

Vehicular Fog Computing (VFC) is expected to be beneficial for the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in terms of bringing better traffic safety and efficiency solutions. However, the cost of deploying large-scale testbeds for the industrial VFC is prohibitively huge. Therefore, a cooperative simulation framework is required to evaluate the performance of such solutions before their actual deployment. Such framework dynamically joins a traffic simulator with a network simulator. However, the ability of a cooperative framework to evolve with the upcoming versions of simulators can not be fully ensured. Hence, there is an utmost requirement for a bidirectional-coupled framework that can be embedded inside the network simulator. It should also be capable to evolve with the future versions of the coupled simulators. We have developed a framework for VFC that fulfills these requirements.