OSA: A Vanet application focused on fuel saving and reduction of CO2 emissions

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Oscar Arley Orozco
Gonzalo Llano


With the growth in the number of vehicles moving through the streets, high vehicular flow has become a mobility and public health problem for governmental institutions and people since time of travel, gasoline consumption, and greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions have suffered an important increase. Hereby, policies and actions are required to reduce the impact of this increase. In this context, we have developed an application for the simulation of Vehicular Ad hoc Networks [VANET] using two software applications: SUMO and OMNeT++. The application we developed optimizes fuel usage and reduces GHG emissions; showing that vehicles following a preset speed (previously studied), gasoline consumption and GHG emissions present a considerable decrease compared to vehicles not running at that speed.

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Oscar Arley Orozco, Universidad Icesi, Cali

Electronic and Telecommunications Engineer (2013) from Universidad del Cauca (Popayán, Colombia). Young Researcher of Colciencias at the Informatics and Telecommunications Research Group (i2t) at Universidad Icesi. Topics of interest are Vehicular Ad hoc Networks, Wireless Communications and Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Gonzalo Llano, Universidad Icesi, Cali

Ph.D., in Telecommunications (2009) and Master in Technology, Communication Systems and Networks (2008) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and Computer Specialist Organizational Management from the Universidad Icesi. He is currently Associate Professor and researcher at the Department of Information and Communications Technology attached to the Engineering Faculty at the Universidad Icesi


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