Bibliographic Entry Details

M. Segata, F. Dressler, and R. Lo Cigno, “Jerk Beaconing: A Dynamic Approach to Platooning,” in 7th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2015), Kyoto, Japan, Dec. 2015, pp. 135–142


Automated car following, or platooning, is a promising Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC) application which has the potential of reducing traffic jams, improving safety, and decreasing fuel consumption by forming groups of vehicles which autonomously follow a common leader. The application works by sharing vehicles’ data through high frequency periodic beaconing which, due to channel congestion, might not work in highly dense scenarios. To address this issue, in this paper we propose a dynamic approach called Jerk Beaconing which exploits vehicle dynamics to share data only when needed. The results, compared to a commonly assumed 10Hz beaconing, show huge benefits in term of network resource saving. Moreover, our approach outperforms static beaconing in terms of safety as well, as it is able to keep inter-vehicle distance closer to the desired gap even in highly demanding scenarios.


  author = {Segata, Michele and Dressler, Falko and Lo Cigno, Renato},
  doi = {10.1109/VNC.2015.7385560},
  title = {{Jerk Beaconing: A Dynamic Approach to Platooning}},
  pages = {135--142},
  publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)},
  issn = {2157-9865},
  isbn = {978-1-4673-9411-6},
  address = {Kyoto, Japan},
  booktitle = {7th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2015)},
  month = {12},
  year = {2015}