Vehicular Fog Computing

Vehicular Fog Computing (VFC) is expected to be a fruitful candidate 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.