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This SpringerBrief presents key enabling technologies and state-of-the-art research on delivering efficient content distribution services to fast moving vehicles. It describes recent research developments and proposals towards the efficient, resilient and scalable content distribution to vehicles through both infrastructure-based and infrastructure-less vehicular networks. The authors focus on the rich multimedia services provided by vehicular environment content distribution including vehicular communications and media playback, giving passengers many infotainment applications. Common problems of vehicular network research are addressed, including network design and optimization, standardization, and the adaptive playout from a user’s perspective.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Content distribution - Media streaming - Quality-of-service - Roadside infrastructure - VANETs - Vehicular ad hoc networks
Introduction.- Medium-size Content Distribution using an Infrastructure-based Approach.- Medium-size Content Transmission over Infrastructure-less Inter-vehicle Communications.- Large-volume Content Distribution in Vehicular Networks: Adaptive Playout from User's Perspective.- Conclusion.