Age of Information Based Beacon Transmission for Reducing Status Update Delay in Platooning

Minok Kim, Joonwoo Kim, Taeyoon Kim, Sangheon Pack

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Platooning is considered as a promising technology in the logistics industry since it can provide the benefits of raising fuel-efficiency and increasing road capacity. In platooning, vehicles automatically drive following a leader vehicle keeping a small inter-vehicle distance based on the shared status information via vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. Therefore, in order to ensure platoon safety and stability, other vehicles' status information must be timely updated and the platooning messages (i.e., beacons) should be reliably and timely exchanged. In this paper, we propose an age of information (AoI) based beacon transmission (AoIBT) scheme where vehicles request additional beacon transmissions with the consideration of AoI for reducing delay in updating other vehicles' status caused by beacon loss. Evaluation results demonstrate that AoIBT has significant performance improvement by up to 180% in various platoon environments compared with conventional schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11306-11310
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 1

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  • Age of information (AoI)
  • beacon
  • inter-reception time
  • vehicle platooning
  • vehicle-to-vehicle communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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