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Hellbrück, Horst, Wegener, Axel, Cao, Junjian and Zuo, Tian (2009), "Fast Prototyping for VANET Applications with PDAs", Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Wireless Communication Society, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace \& Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE).

Today Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETS) are a promising field for increasing comfort and safety on the road. They have the potential to connect cars with each other and thereby extract information about road conditions or dangers that drivers can't ``see'' e.g. the end of a traffic jam behind a curve. In this article we will focus on the practical aspects of VANETs and provide an elegant and simple way to build application prototypes with the help of PDAs equipped with GPS and IEEE 802.11 wireless radio. So far, most research focused on communication aspects of VANETs. We will address the issue of how VANET applications can be implemented quickly as prototypes and propose an architecture for implementation including interface to navigation software. The main advantage is that we can evaluate user acceptance with our approach additionally. We will show advantages and evaluation by implementation of a small demo application that can be extended and be used for further evaluation of protocols and complete applications covering the complete system including the user behavior.
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