With the remarkable progress of cooperative communication technology in recent years, its transformation to vehicular networking is gaining momentum. Such a transformation has brought a new research challenge in facing the realization of cooperative vehicular networking (CVN). This paper presents a comprehensive survey of recent advances in the field of CVN. We cover important aspects of cooperative vehicular networking research, including Physical (PHY), Medium Access Control (MAC), and routing protocols, as well as link scheduling, and security. We also classify these research efforts in a taxonomy of cooperative vehicular networks. A set of key requirements for realizing the vision of cooperative vehicular networks is then identified and discussed. We also discuss open research challenges in enabling CVN. Lastly, the paper concludes by highlighting key points of research and future directions in the domain of CVN.
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
vehicular ad-hoc network, vehicular communication, cooperative networking, cooperative vehicular networks.