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Title: A survey of security services, attacks, and applications for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs)
Authors: Muhammad Sameer Sheikh
Liang, Jun
Wang, Wensong
Keywords: Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Muhammad Sameer Sheikh, Liang, J., & Wang, W. (2019). A survey of security services, attacks, and applications for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs). Sensors, 19(16), 3589-. doi:10.3390/s19163589
Journal: Sensors
Abstract: Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) are an emerging type of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) with robust applications in intelligent traffic management systems. VANET has drawn significant attention from the wireless communication research community and has become one of the most prominent research fields in intelligent transportation system (ITS) because of the potential to provide road safety and precautionary measures for the drivers and passengers. In this survey, we discussed the basic overview of the VANET from the architecture, communication methods, standards, characteristics, and VANET security services. Second, we presented the threats and attacks and the recent state-of-the-art methods of the VANET security services. Then, we comprehensively reviewed the authentication schemes that can protect vehicular networks from malicious nodes and fake messages. Third, we discussed the latest simulation tools and the performance of the authentication schemes in terms of simulation tools, which was followed by the VANET applications. Lastly, we identified the open research challenges and gave future research directions. In sum, this survey fills the gap of existing surveys and summarizes the latest research development. All the security attacks in VANETs and their related countermeasures are discussed with respect to ensuring secure communication. The authentication schemes and comprehensive applications were introduced and analyzed in detail. In addition, open research challenges and future research directions were issued.
ISSN: 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s19163589
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s). Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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