<b>CLOUD AND IOT-BASED VEHICULAR AD HOC NETWORKS</b> <p><b>This book details the architecture behind smart cars being fitted and connected with vehicular cloud computing, IoT and VANET as part of the intelligent transport system (ITS).</b> <p>As technology continues to weave itself more tightly into everyday life, socioeconomic development has become intricately tied to ever-evolving innovations. An example of this is the technology being developed to address the massive increase in the number of vehicles on the road, which has resulted in more traffic congestion and road accidents. This challenge is being addressed by developing new technologies to optimize traffic management operations.<p>This book describes the state-of-the-art of the recent developments of Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing-based concepts that have been introduced to improve Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANET) with advanced cellular networks such as 5G networks and vehicular cloud concepts. 5G cellular networks provide consistent, faster and more reliable connections within the vehicular mobile nodes. By 2030, 5G networks will deliver the virtual reality content in VANET which will support vehicle navigation with real time communications capabilities, improving road safety and enhanced passenger comfort.<p>In particular, the reader will learn:<ul><li>A range of new concepts in VANETs, integration with cloud computing and IoT, emerging wireless networking and computing models </li><li>New VANET architecture, technology gap, business opportunities, future applications, worldwide applicability, challenges and drawbacks </li><li>Details of the significance of 5G Networks in VANET, vehicular cloud computing, edge (fog) computing based on VANET.</li></ul><p><b>Audience</b><p>The book will be widely used by researchers, automotive industry engineers, technology developers, system architects, IT specialists, policymakers and students.