IPWAVE Working Group J. Jeong, Ed.
Internet-Draft Sungkyunkwan University
Intended status: Informational November 4, 2018
Expires: May 8, 2019

IP Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (IPWAVE): Problem Statement and Use Cases


This document discusses the problem statement and use cases on IP-based vehicular networks, which are considered a key component of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The main scenarios of vehicular communications are vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. First, this document surveys use cases using V2V, V2I, and V2X networking. Second, it analyzes proposed protocols for IP-based vehicular networking and highlights the limitations and difficulties found on those protocols. Third, it presents a problem exploration for key aspects in IP-based vehicular networking, such as IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, Mobility Management, and Security & Privacy. For each key aspect, this document discusses a problem statement to evaluate the gap between the state-of-the-art techniques and requirements in IP-based vehicular networking.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Vehicular networking studies have mainly focused on driving safety, driving efficiency, and entertainment in road networks. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US allocated wireless channels for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) [DSRC], service in the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Radio Service in the 5.850 - 5.925 GHz band (5.9 GHz band). DSRC-based wireless communications can support vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) networking. Also, the European Union (EU) passed a decision to allocate radio spectrum for safety-related and non-safety-related applications of ITS with the frequency band of 5.875 - 5.905 GHz, which is called Commission Decision 2008/671/EC [EU-2008-671-EC].

For direct inter-vehicular wireless connectivity, IEEE has amended WiFi standard 802.11 to enable driving safety services based on the DSRC in terms of standards for the Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) system. L1 and L2 issues are addressed in IEEE 802.11p [IEEE-802.11p] for the PHY and MAC of the DSRC, while IEEE 1609.2 [WAVE-1609.2] covers security aspects, IEEE 1609.3 [WAVE-1609.3] defines related services at network and transport layers, and IEEE 1609.4 [WAVE-1609.4] specifies the multi-channel operation. Note that IEEE 802.11p has been published as IEEE 802.11 Outside the Context of a Basic Service Set (OCB) called IEEE 802.11-OCB [IEEE-802.11-OCB] in 2012.

Along with these WAVE standards, IPv6 [RFC8200] and Mobile IP protocols (e.g., MIPv4 [RFC5944] and MIPv6 [RFC6275]) can be applied (or easily modified) to vehicular networks. In Europe, ETSI has standardized a GeoNetworking (GN) protocol [ETSI-GeoNetworking] and a protocol adaptation sub-layer from GeoNetworking to IPv6 [ETSI-GeoNetwork-IP]. Note that a GN protocol is useful to route an event or notification message to vehicles around a geographic position, such as an acciendent area in a roadway. In addition, ISO has approved a standard specifying the IPv6 network protocols and services to be used for Communications Access for Land Mobiles (CALM) [ISO-ITS-IPv6].

This document discusses problem statements and use cases related to IP-based vehicular networking for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which is denoted as IP Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (IPWAVE). First, it surveys the use cases for using V2V, V2I, and V2X networking in the ITS. Second, for literature review, it analyzes proposed protocols for IP-based vehicular networking and highlights the limitations and difficulties found on those protocols. Third, for problem statement, it presents a problem exploration with key aspects in IPWAVE, such as IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, Mobility Management, and Security & Privacy. For each key aspect of the problem statement, it analyzes the gap between the state-of-the-art techniques and the requirements in IP-based vehicular networking. It also discusses potential topics relevant to IPWAVE Working Group (WG), such as Vehicle Identities Management, Multihop V2X Communications, Multicast, DNS Naming Services, Service Discovery, and IPv6 over Cellular Networks. Therefore, with the problem statement, this document will open a door to develop key protocols for IPWAVE that will be essential to IP-based vehicular networks.

2. Terminology

This document uses the following definitions:

3. Use Cases

This section provides use cases of V2V, V2I, and V2X networking. The use cases of the V2X networking exclude the ones of the V2V and V2I networking, but include Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) and Vehicle-to-Device (V2D).

3.1. V2V

The use cases of V2V networking discussed in this section include

These four techniques will be important elements for self-driving vehicles.

Context-Aware Safety Driving (CASD) navigator [CASD] can help drivers to drive safely by letting the drivers recognize dangerous obstacles and situations. That is, CASD navigator displays obstables or neighboring vehicles relevant to possible collisions in real-time through V2V networking. CASD provides vehicles with a class-based automatic safety action plan, which considers three situations, such as the Line-of-Sight unsafe, Non-Line-of-Sight unsafe and safe situations. This action plan can be performed among vehicles through V2V networking.

Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) [CA-Cruise-Control] helps vehicles to adapt their speed autonomously through V2V communication among vehicles according to the mobility of their predecessor and successor vehicles in an urban roadway or a highway. CACC can help adjacent vehicles to efficiently adjust their speed in a cascade way through V2V networking.

Platooning [Truck-Platooning] allows a series of vehicles (e.g., trucks) to move together with a very short inter-distance. Trucks can use V2V communication in addition to forward sensors in order to maintain constant clearance between two consecutive vehicles at very short gaps (from 3 meters to 10 meters). This platooning can maximize the throughput of vehicular traffic in a highway and reduce the gas consumption because the leading vehicle can help the following vehicles to experience less air resistance.

Cooperative-environment-sensing use cases suggest that vehicles can share environmental information from various vehicle-mounted sensors, such as radars, LiDARs and cameras with other vehicles and pedestrians. [Automotive-Sensing] introduces a millimeter-wave vehicular communication for massive automotive sensing. Data generated by those sensors can be substantially large, and these data shall be routed to different destinations. In addition, from the perspective of driverless vehicles, it is expected that driverless vehicles can be mixed with driver-operated vehicles. Through cooperative environment sensing, driver-operated vehicles can use environmental information sensed by driverless vehicles for better interaction with the context.

3.2. V2I

The use cases of V2I networking discussed in this section include

A navigation service, such as the Self-Adaptive Interactive Navigation Tool (called SAINT) [SAINT], using V2I networking interacts with TCC for the large-scale/long-range road traffic optimization and can guide individual vehicles for appropriate navigation paths in real time. The enhanced SAINT (called SAINT+) [SAINTplus] can give the fast moving paths for emergency vehicles (e.g., ambulance and fire engine) toward accident spots while providing other vehicles with efficient detour paths.

A TCC can recommend an energy-efficient speed to a vehicle driving in different traffic environments. [Fuel-Efficient] studies fuel-efficient route and speed plans for platooned trucks.

The emergency communication between accident vehicles (or emergency vehicles) and TCC can be performed via either RSU or 4G-LTE networks. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) [FirstNet] is provided by the US government to establish, operate, and maintain an interoperable public safety broadband network for safety and security network services, such as emergency calls. The construction of the nationwide FirstNet network requires each state in the US to have a Radio Access Network (RAN) that will connect to FirstNet's network core. The current RAN is mainly constructed by 4G-LTE for the communication between a vehicle and an infrastructure node (i.e., V2I) [FirstNet-Report], but it is expected that DSRC-based vehicular networks [DSRC] will be available for V2I and V2V in near future.

3.3. V2X

The use case of V2X networking discussed in this section is pedestrian protection service.

A pedestrian protection service, such as Safety-Aware Navigation Application (called SANA) [SANA], using V2I2P networking can reduce the collision of a vehicle and a pedestrian carrying a smartphone equipped with the access technology with an RSU (e.g., WiFi). Vehicles and pedestrians can also communicate with each other via an RSU that delivers scheduling information for wireless communication in order to save the smartphones' battery through sleeping mode.

For Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P), a vehicle and a pedestrian's smartphone can directly communicate with each other via V2X without the relaying of an RSU as in a V2V scenario such that the pedestrian's smartphone is regarded as a vehicle with a wireless media interface to be able to communicate with another vehicle. In Vehicle-to-Device (V2D), a device can be a mobile node such as bicycle and motorcycle, and can communicate directly with a vehicle for collision avoidance.

4. Analysis for Existing Protocols

4.1. Existing Protocols for Vehicular Networking

We describe some currently existing protocols and proposed solutions with respect to the following aspects that are relevant and essential for vehicular networking:

4.1.1. IPv6 over 802.11-OCB

For IPv6 packets transporting over IEEE 802.11-OCB, [IPv6-over-802.11-OCB] specifies several details, such as Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU), frame format, link-local address, address mapping for unicast and multicast, stateless autoconfiguration, and subnet structure. Especially, an Ethernet Adaptation (EA) layer is in charge of transforming some parameters between IEEE 802.11 MAC layer and IPv6 network layer, which is located between IEEE 802.11-OCB's logical link control layer and IPv6 network layer.

4.1.2. IP Address Autoconfiguration

For IP address autoconfiguration, Fazio et al. proposed a vehicular address configuration (VAC) scheme using DHCP where elected leader-vehicles provide unique identifiers for IP address configurations in vehicles [Address-Autoconf]. Kato et al. proposed an IPv6 address assignment scheme using lane and position information [Address-Assignment]. Baldessari et al. proposed an IPv6 scalable address autoconfiguration scheme called GeoSAC for vehicular networks [GeoSAC]. Wetterwald et al. conducted for heterogeneous vehicular networks (i.e., employing multiple access technologies) a comprehensive study of the cross-layer identities management, which constitutes a fundamental element of the ITS architecture [Identity-Management].

4.1.3. Routing

For routing, Tsukada et al. presented a work that aims at combining IPv6 networking and a Car-to-Car Network routing protocol (called C2CNet) proposed by the Car2Car Communication Consortium (C2C-CC), which is an architecture using a geographic routing protocol [VANET-Geo-Routing]. Abrougui et al. presented a gateway discovery scheme for VANET, called Location-Aided Gateway Advertisement and Discovery (LAGAD) mechanism [LAGAD].

4.1.4. Mobility Management

For mobility management, Chen et al. tackled the issue of network fragmentation in VANET environments [IP-Passing-Protocol] by proposing a protocol that can postpone the time to release IP addresses to the DHCP server and select a faster way to get the vehicle's new IP address, when the vehicle density is low or the speeds of vehicles are highly variable. Nguyen et al. proposed a hybrid centralized-distributed mobility management called H-DMM to support highly mobile vehicles [H-DMM]. [NEMO-LMS] proposed an architecture to enable IP mobility for moving networks using a network-based mobility scheme based on PMIPv6. Chen et al. proposed a network mobility protocol to reduce handoff delay and maintain Internet connectivity to moving vehicles in a highway [NEMO-VANET]. Lee et al. proposed P-NEMO, which is a PMIPv6-based IP mobility management scheme to maintain the Internet connectivity at the vehicle as a mobile network, and provides a make-before-break mechanism when vehicles switch to a new access network [PMIP-NEMO-Analysis]. Peng et al. proposed a novel mobility management scheme for integration of VANET and fixed IP networks [VNET-MM]. Nguyen et al. extended their previous works on a vehicular adapted DMM considering a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) architecture [SDN-DMM].

4.1.5. DNS Naming Service

For DNS naming service, Multicast DNS (mDNS) [RFC6762] allows devices in one-hop communication range to resolve each other's DNS name into the corresponding IP address in multicast. DNS Name Autoconfiguration (DNSNA) [ID-DNSNA] proposes a DNS naming service for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices in a large-scale network.

4.1.6. Service Discovery

To discover instances of a demanded service in vehicular networks, DNS-based Service Discovery (DNS-SD) [RFC6763] with either DNSNA [ID-DNSNA] or mDNS [RFC6762] provides vehicles with service discovery by using standard DNS queries. Vehicular ND [ID-Vehicular-ND] proposes an extension of IPv6 ND for the prefix and service discovery with new ND options [ID-VND-Discovery]. Note that a DNS query for service discovery is unicasted in DNSNA, but it is multicasted in both mDNS and Vehicular ND.

4.1.7. Security and Privacy

For security and privacy, Fernandez et al. proposed a secure vehicular IPv6 communication scheme using Internet Key Exchange version 2 (IKEv2) and Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) [Securing-VCOMM]. Moustafa et al. proposed a security scheme providing authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) services in vehicular networks [VNET-AAA].

4.2. General Problems

This section describes a possible vehicular network architecture for V2V, V2I, and V2X communications. Then it analyzes the limitations of the current protocols for vehicular networking.

                     Traffic Control Center in Vehicular Cloud
                   *                                           *
                  *             +----------------+              *
                 *              | Mobility Anchor|               *
                 *              +----------------+               *
                  *                      ^                      *
                   *                     |                     *
                    ^               ^                        ^
                    |               |                        |
+------------------ |  -------------|-------------+ +------------------+
|                   v               v             | |        v         |
|           +--------+  Ethernet   +--------+     | |    +--------+    |
|           |  RSU1  |<----------->|  RSU2  |<---------->|  RSU3  |    |
|           +--------+             +--------+     | |    +--------+    |
|           ^        ^                  ^         | |        ^         |
|           :        :                  :         | |        :         |
|       V2I :        : V2I          V2I :         | |    V2I :         |
|           v        v                  v         | |        v         |  
|   +--------+      +--------+      +--------+    | |    +--------+    |
|   |Vehicle1|===>  |Vehicle2|===>  |Vehicle3|===>| |    |Vehicle4|===>|
|   |        |<....>|        |<....>|        |    | |    |        |    |
|   +--------+ V2V  +--------+ V2V  +--------+    | |    +--------+    |
|                                                 | |                  |
+-------------------------------------------------+ +------------------+
                      Subnet1                              Subnet2

   <----> Wired Link   <....> Wireless Link   ===> Moving Direction   

Figure 1: A Vehicular Network Architecture for V2I and V2V Networking

4.2.1. Vehicular Network Architecture

Figure 1 shows a possible architecture for V2I and V2V networking in a road network. It is assumed that RSUs as routers and vehicles with OBU have wireless media interfaces (e.g., IEEE 802.11-OCB, LTE Uu and Device-to-Device (D2D) (also known as PC5 [TS-23.285-3GPP]), Bluetooth, and Light Fidelity (Li-Fi)) for V2I and V2V communication. Also, it is assumed that such the wireless media interfaces are autoconfigured with a global IPv6 prefix (e.g., 2001:DB8:1:1::/64) to support both V2V and V2I networking. Three RSUs (RSU1, RSU2, and RSU3) are deployed in the road network and are connected to a Vehicular Cloud through the Internet. A Traffic Control Center (TCC) is connected to the Vehicular Cloud for the management of RSUs and vehicles in the road network. A Mobility Anchor (MA) is located in the TCC as its key component for the mobility management of vehicles. Two vehicles (Vehicle1 and Vehicle2) are wirelessly connected to RSU1, and one vehicle (Vehicle3) is wirelessly connected to RSU2. The wireless networks of RSU1 and RSU2 belong to a multi-link subnet (denoted as Subnet1) with the same network prefix. Thus, these three vehicles are within the same subnet. On the other hand, another vehicle (Vehicle4) is wireless connected to RSU4, belonging to another subnet (denoted as Subnet2). That is, the first three vehicles (i.e., Vehicle1, Vehicle2, and Vehicle3) and the last vehicle (i.e., Vehicle4) are located in the two different subnets. Vehicle1 can communicate with Vehicle2 via V2V communication, and Vehicle2 can communicate with Vehicle3 via V2V communication because they are within the same subnet along their IPv6 addresses, which are based on the same prefix. On the other hand, Vehicle3 can communicate with Vehicle4 via RSU2 and RSU3 employing V2I (i.e., V2I2V) communication because they are within the two different subnets along with their IPv6 addresses, which are based on the two different prefixes.

In vehicular networks, unidirectional links exist and must be considered for wireless communications. Also, in the vehicular networks, control plane must be separated from data plane for efficient mobility management and data forwarding using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) [SDN-DMM]. ID/Pseudonym change for privacy requires a lightweight DAD. IP tunneling over the wireless link should be avoided for performance efficiency. The mobility information of a mobile (e.g., vehicle-mounted) device through a GPS receiver in its vehicle, such as trajectory, position, speed, and direction, can be used by the mobile device and infrastructure nodes (e.g., TCC and RSU) for the accommodation of mobility-aware proactive protocols. Vehicles can use the TCC as their Home Network having a home agent for mobility management as in MIPv6 [RFC6275] and Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) [RFC5213], so the TCC maintains the mobility information of vehicles for location management.

Cespedes et al. proposed a vehicular IP in WAVE called VIP-WAVE for I2V and V2I networking [VIP-WAVE]. The standard WAVE does not support both seamless communications for Internet services and multi-hop communications between a vehicle and an infrastructure node (e.g., RSU), either. To overcome these limitations of the standard WAVE, VIP-WAVE enhances the standard WAVE by the following three schemes: (i) an efficient mechanism for the IPv6 address assignment and DAD, (ii) on-demand IP mobility based on PMIPv6 [RFC5213], and (iii) one-hop and two-hop communications for I2V and V2I networking.

Baccelli et al. provided an analysis of the operation of IPv6 as it has been described by the IEEE WAVE standards 1609 [IPv6-WAVE]. This analysis confirms that the use of the standard IPv6 protocol stack in WAVE is not sufficient. It recommends that the IPv6 addressing assignment should follow considerations for ad-hoc link models, defined in [RFC5889] for nodes' mobility and link variability.

Petrescu et al. proposed the joint IP networking and radio architecture for V2V and V2I communication in [Joint-IP-Networking]. The proposed architecture considers an IP topology in a similar way as a radio link topology, in the sense that an IP subnet would correspond to the range of 1-hop vehicular communication. This architecture defines three types of vehicles: Leaf Vehicle, Range Extending Vehicle, and Internet Vehicle.

                        (*)<........>(*)  +----->| Vehicular Cloud|
       2001:DB8:1:1::/64 |            |   |      +----------------+
+------------------------------+  +---------------------------------+
|                        v     |  |   v   v                         |
| .-------. .------. .-------. |  | .-------. .------. .-------.    |
| | Host1 | |RDNSS1| |Router1| |  | |Router3| |RDNSS2| | Host3 |    |
| ._______. .______. ._______. |  | ._______. .______. ._______.    |
|     ^        ^         ^     |  |     ^         ^        ^        |
|     |        |         |     |  |     |         |        |        |
|     v        v         v     |  |     v         v        v        |
| ---------------------------- |  | ------------------------------- |
| 2001:DB8:10:1::/64 ^         |  |     ^ 2001:DB8:20:1::/64        | 
|                    |         |  |     |                           |
|                    v         |  |     v                           |
| .-------.      .-------.     |  | .-------. .-------.   .-------. |
| | Host2 |      |Router2|     |  | |Router4| |Server1|...|ServerN| |
| ._______.      ._______.     |  | ._______. ._______.   ._______. |
|     ^              ^         |  |     ^         ^           ^     |
|     |              |         |  |     |         |           |     |
|     v              v         |  |     v         v           v     |
| ---------------------------- |  | ------------------------------- |
|  2001:DB8:10:2::/64          |  |       2001:DB8:20:2::/64        |
+______________________________+  +_________________________________+
   Vehicle1 (Moving Network1)            RSU1 (Fixed Network1)

   <----> Wired Link   <....> Wireless Link   (*) Antenna     

Figure 2: Internetworking between Vehicle Network and RSU Network V2I-based Internetworking

This section discusses the internetworking between a vehicle's moving network and an RSU's fixed network via V2I communication.

As shown in Figure 2, the vehicle's moving network and the RSU's fixed network are self-contained networks having multiple subnets and having an edge router for the communication with another vehicle or RSU. The method of prefix assignment for each subnet inside the vehicle's mobile network and the RSU's fixed network is out of scope for this document. Internetworking between two internal networks via V2I communication requires an exchange of network prefix and other parameters through a prefix discovery mechanism, such as ND-based prefix discovery [ID-VND-Discovery]. For the ND-based prefix discovery, network prefixs and parameters should be registered into a vehicle's router and an RSU router with an external network interface in advance.

The network parameter discovery collects networking information for an IP communication between a vehicle and an RSU or between two neighboring vehicles, such as link layer, MAC layer, and IP layer information. The link layer information includes wireless link layer parameters, such as wireless media (e.g., IEEE 802.11-OCB, LTE Uu and D2D, Bluetooth, and LiFi) and a transmission power level. Note that LiFi is a technology for light-based wireless communication between devices in order to transmit both data and position. The MAC layer information includes the MAC address of an external network interface for the internetworking with another vehicle or RSU. The IP layer information includes the IP address and prefix of an external network interface for the internetworking with another vehicle or RSU.

Once the network parameter discovery and prefix exchange operations have been performed, packets can be transmitted between the vehicle's moving network and the RSU's fixed network. DNS services should be supported to enable name resolution for hosts or servers residing either in the vehicle's moving network or the RSU's fixed network. It is assumed that the DNS names of in-vehicle devices and their service names are registered into a DNS server (i.e., recursive DNS server called RDNSS) in a vehicle or an RSU, as shown in Figure 2. For service discovery, those DNS names and service names can be advertised to neighboring vehicles through either DNS-based service discovery mechanisms [RFC6762][RFC6763][ID-DNSNA] and ND-based service discovery [ID-Vehicular-ND][ID-VND-Discovery]. For the ND-based service discovery, service names should be registered into a vehicle's router and an RSU router with an external network interface in advance. Refer to Section 4.1.5 and Section 4.1.6 for detailed information. For these DNS services, an RDNSS within each internal network of a vehicle or RSU can be used for the hosts or servers.

Figure 2 shows internetworking between the vehicle's moving network and the RSU's fixed network. There exists an internal network (Moving Network1) inside Vehicle1. Vehicle1 has the DNS Server (RDNSS1), the two hosts (Host1 and Host2), and the two routers (Router1 and Router2). There exists another internal network (Fixed Network1) inside RSU1. RSU1 has the DNS Server (RDNSS2), one host (Host3), the two routers (Router3 and Router4), and the collection of servers (Server1 to ServerN) for various services in the road networks, such as the emergency notification and navigation. Vehicle1's Router1 (called mobile router) and RSU1's Router3 (called fixed router) use 2001:DB8:1:1::/64 for an external link (e.g., DSRC) for I2V networking.

       2001:DB8:1:1::/64 |              |  
+------------------------------+  +---------------------------------+
|                        v     |  |     v                           |
| .-------. .------. .-------. |  | .-------. .------. .-------.    |
| | Host1 | |RDNSS1| |Router1| |  | |Router5| |RDNSS3| | Host4 |    |
| ._______. .______. ._______. |  | ._______. .______. ._______.    |
|     ^        ^         ^     |  |     ^         ^        ^        |
|     |        |         |     |  |     |         |        |        |
|     v        v         v     |  |     v         v        v        |
| ---------------------------- |  | ------------------------------- |
| 2001:DB8:10:1::/64 ^         |  |     ^ 2001:DB8:30:1::/64        | 
|                    |         |  |     |                           |
|                    v         |  |     v                           |
| .-------.      .-------.     |  | .-------.      .-------.        |
| | Host2 |      |Router2|     |  | |Router6|      | Host5 |        |
| ._______.      ._______.     |  | ._______.      ._______.        |
|     ^              ^         |  |     ^              ^            |
|     |              |         |  |     |              |            |
|     v              v         |  |     v              v            |
| ---------------------------- |  | ------------------------------- |
|  2001:DB8:10:2::/64          |  |       2001:DB8:30:2::/64        |
+______________________________+  +_________________________________+
   Vehicle1 (Moving Network1)        Vehicle2 (Moving Network2)

   <----> Wired Link   <....> Wireless Link   (*) Antenna         

Figure 3: Internetworking between Two Vehicle Networks V2V-based Internetworking

This section discusses the internetworking between the moving networks of two neighboring vehicles via V2V communication.

Figure 3 shows internetworking between the moving networks of two neighboring vehicles. There exists an internal network (Moving Network1) inside Vehicle1. Vehicle1 has the DNS Server (RDNSS1), the two hosts (Host1 and Host2), and the two routers (Router1 and Router2). There exists another internal network (Moving Network2) inside Vehicle2. Vehicle2 has the DNS Server (RDNSS3), the two hosts (Host4 and Host5), and the two routers (Router5 and Router6). Vehicle1's Router1 (called mobile router) and Vehicle2's Router5 (called mobile router) use 2001:DB8:1:1::/64 for an external link (e.g., DSRC) for V2V networking.

The differences between IPWAVE (including Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET)) and Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) are as follows:

4.2.2. Latency

The communication delay (i.e., latency) between two vehicular nodes (vehicle and RSU) should be bounded to a certain threshold. For IP-based safety applications (e.g., context-aware navigation, adaptive cruise control, and platooning) in vehicular network, this bounded data delivery is critical. The real implementations for such applications are not available, so the feasibility of IP-based safety applications is not tested yet.

4.2.3. Security

Strong security measures shall protect vehicles roaming in road networks from the attacks of malicious nodes, which are controlled by hackers. For safety applications, the cooperation among vehicles is assumed. Malicious nodes may disseminate wrong driving information (e.g., location, speed, and direction) to make driving be unsafe. Sybil attack, which tries to illude a vehicle with multiple false identities, disturbs a vehicle in taking a safe maneuver. Applications on IP-based vehicular networking, which are resilient to such a sybil attack, are not developed and tested yet.

4.2.4. Pseudonym Handling

For the protection of drivers' privacy, pseudonym for a vehicle's network interface should be used, with the help of which the interface's identifier can be changed periodically. Such a pseudonym affects an IPv6 address based on the network interface's identifier, and a transport-layer (e.g., TCP) session with an IPv6 address pair. The pseudonym handling is not implemented and tested yet for applications on IP-based vehicular networking.

5. Problem Exploration

This section discusses key topics for IPWAVE WG, such as neighbor discovery, mobility management, and security & privacy.

5.1. Neighbor Discovery

Neighbor Discovery (ND) [RFC4861] is a core part of the IPv6 protocol suite. This section discusses the need for modifying ND for use with vehicular networking (e.g., V2V, V2I, and V2X). The vehicles are moving fast within the communication coverage of a vehicular node (e.g., vehicle and RSU). The external wireless link between two vehicular nodes can be used for vehicular networking, as shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3.

ND time-related parameters such as router lifetime and Neighbor Advertisement (NA) interval should be adjusted for high-speed vehicles and vehicle density. As vehicles move faster, the NA interval should decrease for the NA messages to reach the neighboring vehicles promptly. Also, as vehicle density is higher, the NA interval should increase for the NA messages to reduce collision probability with other NA messages.

5.1.1. Link Model

IPv6 protocols work under certain assumptions for the link model that do not necessarily hold in a vehicular wireless link [VIP-WAVE]. For instance, some IPv6 protocols assume symmetry in the connectivity among neighboring interfaces. However, interference and different levels of transmission power may cause unidirectional links to appear in vehicular wireless links. As a result, a new vehicular link model is required for the vehicular wireless link.

There is a relationship between a link and prefix, besides the different scopes that are expected from the link-local and global types of IPv6 addresses. In an IPv6 link, it is assumed that all interfaces which are configured with the same subnet prefix and with on-link bit set can communicate with each other on an IP link or extended IP links via ND proxy. Note that a subnet prefix can be used by spanning multiple links as a multi-link subnet [RFC6775]. Also, note that IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration can be performed in the multiple links where each of them is not assigned with a unique subnet prefix, that is, all of them are configured with the same subnet prefix [RFC4861][RFC4862]. A vehicular link model needs to consider a multi-hop VANET over a multi-link subnet. Such a VANET is usually a multi-link subnet consisting of multiple vehicles interconnected by wireless communication range. Such a subnet has a highly dynamic topology over time due to node mobility.

Thus, IPv6 ND should be extended into a Vehicular Neighbor Discovey (VND) [ID-Vehicular-ND] to support the concept of an IPv6 link corresponding to an IPv6 prefix even in a multi-link subnet consisting of multiple vehicles and RSUs that are interconnected with wireless communication range in IP-based vehicular networks.

5.1.2. MAC Address Pseudonym

In the ETSI standards, for the sake of security and privacy, an ITS station (e.g., vehicle) can use pseudonyms for its network interface identities (e.g., MAC address) and the corresponding IPv6 addresses [Identity-Management]. Whenever the network interface identifier changes, the IPv6 address based on the network interface identifier should be updated. For the continuity of an end-to-end (E2E) transport-layer (e.g., TCP, UDP, and SCTP) session, with a mobility management scheme (e.g., MIPv6 and PMIPv6), the new IP address for the transport-layer session should be notified to an appropriate end point, and the packets of the session should be forwarded to their destinations with the changed network interface identifier and IPv6 address.

5.1.3. Prefix Dissemination/Exchange

A vehicle and an RSU can have their internal network, as shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3. In this case, nodes in within the internal networks of two vehicular nodes (e.g., vehicle and RSU) want to communicate with each other. For this communication on the wireless link, the network prefix dissemination or exchange is required. It is assumed that a vehicular node has an external network interface and its internal network. The legacy IPv6 ND [RFC4861] needs to be extended to a vehicular ND (VND) [ID-Vehicular-ND] for the communication between the internal-network nodes (e.g., an in-vehicle device in a vehicle and a server in an RSU) of vehicular nodes by letting each of them know the other side's prefix with a new ND option [ID-VND-Discovery]. Thus, this ND extension for routing functionality can reduce control traffic for routing in vehicular networks without an additional vehicular ad hoc routing protocol [VANET-Geo-Routing].

5.1.4. Routing

For multihop V2V communications in a multi-link subnet (as a connected VANET), a vehicular ad hoc routing protocol (e.g., geographic routing) may be required to support both unicast and multicast in the links of the subnet with the same IPv6 prefix [VANET-Geo-Routing]. Instead of the vehicular ad hoc routing protocol, Vehicular ND along with a prefix discovery option can be used to let vehicles exchange their prefixes in a multihop fashion [ID-Vehicular-ND][ID-VND-Discovery]. With the exchanged prefixes, they can compute their routing table (or IPv6 ND's neighbor cache) for the multi-link subnet with a distance-vector algorithm [Intro-to-Algorithms]. Also, an efficient, rapid DAD should be supported to prevent or reduce IPv6 address conflicts in the multi-link subnet by using a DAD optimization [ID-Vehicular-ND][RFC6775] or an IPv6 geographic-routing-based address autoconfiguration [GeoSAC].

5.2. Mobility Management

The seamless connectivity and timely data exchange between two end points requires an efficient mobility management including location management and handover. Most of vehicles are equipped with a GPS receiver as part of a dedicated navigation system or a corresponding smartphone App. In the case where the provided location information is precise enough, well-known temporary degradations in precision may occur due to system configuration or the adverse local environment. This precision is improved thanks to assistance by the RSUs or a cellular system with this navigation system. With this GPS navigator, an efficient mobility management is possible by vehicles periodically reporting their current position and trajectory (i.e., navigation path) to RSUs and a Mobility Anchor (MA) in TCC. The RSUs and MA can predict the future positions of the vehicles with their mobility information (i.e., the current position, speed, direction, and trajectory) for the efficient mobility management (e.g., proactive handover). For a better proactive handover, link-layer parameters, such as the signal strength of a link-layer frame (e.g., Received Channel Power Indicator (RCPI) [VIP-WAVE]), can be used to determine the moment of a handover between RSUs along with mobility information [ID-Vehicular-ND].

With the prediction of the vehicle mobility, MA can support RSUs to perform DAD, data packet routing, horizontal handover (i.e., handover in wireless links using a homogeneous radio technology), and vertical handover (i.e., handover in wireless links using heterogeneous radio technologies) in a proactive manner. Even though a vehicle moves into the wireless link under another RSU belonging to a different subnet, the RSU can proactively perform the DAD for the sake of the vehicle, reducing IPv6 control traffic overhead in the wireless link [ID-Vehicular-ND].

Therefore, with a proactive handover and a multihop DAD in vehicular networks [ID-Vehicular-ND], RSUs can efficiently forward data packets from the wired network (or the wireless network) to a moving destination vehicle along its trajectory along with the MA. Thus, a moving vehicle can communicate with its corresponding vehicle in the vehicular network or a host/server in the Internet along its trajectory.

5.3. Security and Privacy

Security and privacy are paramount in the V2I, V2V, and V2X networking in vehicular networks. Only authorized vehicles should be allowed to use vehicular networking. Also, in-vehicle devices and mobile devices in a vehicle need to communicate with other in-vehicle devices and mobile devices in another vehicle, and other servers in an RSU in a secure way.

A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and a user certificate along with in-vehicle device's identifier generation can be used to efficiently authenticate a vehicle or a user through a road infrastructure node (e.g., RSU) connected to an authentication server in TCC. Also, Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates can be used for secure E2E vehicle communications.

For secure V2I communication, a secure channel between a mobile router in a vehicle and a fixed router in an RSU should be established, as shown in Figure 2. Also, for secure V2V communication, a secure channel between a mobile router in a vehicle and a mobile router in another vehicle should be established, as shown in Figure 3.

To prevent an adversary from tracking a vehicle with its MAC address or IPv6 address, MAC address pseudonym should be provided to the vehicle; that is, each vehicle should periodically update its MAC address and the corresponding IPv6 address as suggested in [RFC4086][RFC4941]. Such an update of the MAC and IPv6 addresses should not interrupt the E2E communications between two vehicular nodes (e.g., vehicle and RSU) in terms of transport layer for a long-living higher-layer session. However, if this pseudonym is performed without strong E2E confidentiality, there will be no privacy benefit from changing MAC and IP addresses, because an adversary can see the change of the MAC and IP addresses and track the vehicle with those addresses.

6. Security Considerations

This document discussed security and privacy for IP-based vehicular networking.

The security and privacy for key components in IP-based vehicular networking, such as neighbor discovery and mobility management, need to be analyzed in depth.

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[IPv6-WAVE] Baccelli, E., Clausen, T. and R. Wakikawa, "IPv6 Operation for WAVE - Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments", IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, December 2010.
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[LAGAD] Abrougui, K., Boukerche, A. and R. Pazzi, "Location-Aided Gateway Advertisement and Discovery Protocol for VANets", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 59, No. 8, October 2010.
[Multicast-802] Perkins, C., Stanley, D., Kumari, W. and JC. Zuniga, "Multicast Considerations over IEEE 802 Wireless Media", Internet-Draft draft-perkins-intarea-multicast-ieee802-03, July 2017.
[Multicast-Alert] Camara, D., Bonnet, C., Nikaein, N. and M. Wetterwald, "Multicast and Virtual Road Side Units for Multi Technology Alert Messages Dissemination", IEEE 8th International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Systems, October 2011.
[NEMO-LMS] Soto, I., Bernardos, C., Calderon, M., Banchs, A. and A. Azcorra, "NEMO-Enabled Localized Mobility Support for Internet Access in Automotive Scenarios", IEEE Communications Magazine, May 2009.
[NEMO-VANET] Chen, Y., Hsu, C. and C. Cheng, "Network Mobility Protocol for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks", Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, November 2014.
[PMIP-NEMO-Analysis] Lee, J., Ernst, T. and N. Chilamkurti, "Performance Analysis of PMIPv6-Based Network Mobility for Intelligent Transportation Systems", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, January 2012.
[RFC4086] Eastlake 3rd, D., Schiller, J. and S. Crocker, "Randomness Requirements for Security", RFC 4086, June 2005.
[RFC4861] Narten, T., Nordmark, E., Simpson, W. and H. Soliman, "Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6)", RFC 4861, September 2007.
[RFC4862] Thomson, S., Narten, T. and T. Jinmei, "IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration", RFC 4862, September 2007.
[RFC4941] Narten, T., Draves, R. and S. Krishnan, "Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6", RFC 4941, September 2007.
[RFC5213] Gundavelli, S., Leung, K., Devarapalli, V., Chowdhury, K. and B. Patil, "Proxy Mobile IPv6", RFC 5213, August 2008.
[RFC5889] Baccelli, E. and M. Townsley, "IP Addressing Model in Ad Hoc Networks", RFC 5889, September 2010.
[RFC5944] Perkins, C., "IP Mobility Support in IPv4, Revised", RFC 5944, November 2010.
[RFC6275] Perkins, C., Johnson, D. and J. Arkko, "Mobility Support in IPv6", RFC 6275, July 2011.
[RFC6762] Cheshire, S. and M. Krochmal, "Multicast DNS", RFC 6762, February 2013.
[RFC6763] Cheshire, S. and M. Krochmal, "DNS-Based Service Discovery", RFC 6763, February 2013.
[RFC6775] Shelby, Z., Chakrabarti, S., Nordmark, E. and C. Bormann, "Neighbor Discovery Optimization for IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPANs)", RFC 6775, November 2012.
[RFC7333] Chan, H., Liu, D., Seite, P., Yokota, H. and J. Korhonen, "Requirements for Distributed Mobility Management", RFC 7333, August 2014.
[RFC7429] Liu, D., Zuniga, JC., Seite, P., Chan, H. and CJ. Bernardos, "Distributed Mobility Management: Current Practices and Gap Analysis", RFC 7429, January 2015.
[RFC8200] Deering, S. and R. Hinden, "Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification", RFC 8200, July 2017.
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Appendix A. Relevant Topics to IPWAVE Working Group

This section discusses topics relevant to IPWAVE WG: (i) vehicle identity management; (ii) multihop V2X; (iii) multicast; (iv) DNS naming services and service discovery; (v) IPv6 over cellular networks.

A.1. Vehicle Identity Management

A vehicle can have multiple network interfaces using different access network technologies [Identity-Management]. These multiple network interfaces mean multiple identities. To identify a vehicle with multiple indenties, a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be used as a globally unique vehicle identifier.

To support the seamless connectivity over the multiple identities, a cross-layer network architecture is required with vertical handover functionality [Identity-Management]. Also, an AAA service for multiple identities should be provided to vehicles in an efficient way to allow horizontal handover as well as vertical handover; note that AAA stands for Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.

A.2. Multihop V2X

Multihop packet forwarding among vehicles in 802.11-OCB mode shows an unfavorable performance due to the common known broadcast-storm problem [Broadcast-Storm]. This broadcast-storm problem can be mitigated by the coordination (or scheduling) of a cluster head in a connected VANET or an RSU in an intersection area, where the cluster head can work as a coodinator for the access to wireless channels.

A.3. Multicast

IP multicast in vehicular network environments is especially useful for various services. For instance, an automobile manufacturer can multicast a particular group/class/type of vehicles for service notification. As another example, a vehicle or an RSU can disseminate alert messages in a particular area [Multicast-Alert].

In general IEEE 802 wireless media, some performance issues about multicast are found in [Multicast-802]. Since several procedures and functions based on IPv6 use multicast for control-plane messages, such as Neighbor Discovery (ND) and Service Discovery, [Multicast-802] describes that the ND process may fail due to unreliable wireless link, causing failure of the DAD process. Also, the Router Advertisement messages can be lost in multicasting.

A.4. DNS Naming Services and Service Discovery

When two vehicular nodes communicate with each other using the DNS name of the partner node, DNS naming service (i.e., DNS name resolution) is required. As shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3, a recursive DNS server (RDNSS) within an internal network can perform such DNS name resolution for the sake of other vehicular nodes.

A service discovery service is required for an application in a vehicular node to search for another application or server in another vehicular node, which resides in either the same internal network or the other internal network. In V2I or V2V networking, as shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3, such a service discovery service can be provided by either DNS-based Service Discovery (DNS-SD) [RFC6763] with mDNS [RFC6762] or the vehicular ND with a new option for service discovery [ID-Vehicular-ND][ID-VND-Discovery].

A.5. IPv6 over Cellular Networks

Recently, 3GPP has announced a set of new technical specifications, such as Release 14 (3GPP-R14), which proposes an architecture enhancements for V2X services using the modified sidelink interface that originally is designed for the LTE-D2D communications. 3GPP-R14 specifies that the V2X services only support IPv6 implementation. 3GPP is also investigating and discussing the evolved V2X services in the next generation cellular networks, i.e., 5G new radio (5G-NR), for advanced V2X communications and automated vehicles' applications.

A.5.1. Cellular V2X (C-V2X) Using 4G-LTE

Before 3GPP-R14, some researchers have studied the potential usage of C-V2X communications. For example, [VMaSC-LTE] explores a multihop cluster-based hybrid architecture using both DSRC and LTE for safety message dissemination. Most of the research considers a short message service for safety instead of IP datagram forwarding. In other C-V2X research, the standard IPv6 is assumed.

The 3GPP technical specification [TS-23.285-3GPP] states that both IP based and non-IP based V2X messages are supported, and only IPv6 is supported for IP based messages. Moreover, [TS-23.285-3GPP] instructs that a UE autoconfigures a link-local IPv6 address by following [RFC4862], but without sending Neighbor Solicitation and Neighbor Advertisement messages for DAD. This is because a unique prefix is allocated to each node by the 3GPP network, so the IPv6 addresses cannot be duplicate.

A.5.2. Cellular V2X (C-V2X) Using 5G

The emerging services, functions, and applications, which are developped in automotive industry, demand reliable and efficient communication infrastructure for road networks. Correspondingly, the support of enhanced V2X (eV2X)-based services by future converged and interoperable 5G systems is required. The 3GPP Technical Report [TR-22.886-3GPP] is studying new use cases and the corresponding service requirements for V2X (including V2V and V2I) using 5G in both infrastructure mode and the sidelink variations in the future.

Appendix B. Changes from draft-ietf-ipwave-vehicular-networking-06

The following changes are made from draft-ietf-ipwave-vehicular-networking-06:

Appendix C. Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2017R1D1A1B03035885).

This work was supported in part by Global Research Laboratory Program through the NRF funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) (NRF-2013K1A1A2A02078326) and by the DGIST R&D Program of the MSIT (18-EE-01).

This work was supported in part by the French research project DataTweet (ANR-13-INFR-0008) and in part by the HIGHTS project funded by the European Commission I (636537-H2020).

Appendix D. Contributors

This document is a group work of IPWAVE working group, greatly benefiting from inputs and texts by Rex Buddenberg (Naval Postgraduate School), Thierry Ernst (YoGoKo), Bokor Laszlo (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Jose Santa Lozanoi (Universidad of Murcia), Richard Roy (MIT), Francois Simon (Pilot), Sri Gundavelli (Cisco), Erik Nordmark, and Dirk von Hugo (Deutsche Telekom). The authors sincerely appreciate their contributions.

The following are co-authors of this document:

Nabil Benamar
Department of Computer Sciences
High School of Technology of Meknes
Moulay Ismail University

Phone: +212 6 70 83 22 36
EMail: benamar73@gmail.com

Sandra Cespedes
NIC Chile Research Labs
Universidad de Chile
Av. Blanco Encalada 1975

Phone: +56 2 29784093
EMail: scespede@niclabs.cl

Jerome Haerri
Communication Systems Department

Phone: +33 4 93 00 81 34
EMail: jerome.haerri@eurecom.fr

Dapeng Liu
Beijing, Beijing 100022

Phone: +86 13911788933
EMail: max.ldp@alibaba-inc.com

Tae (Tom) Oh
Department of Information Sciences and Technologies
Rochester Institute of Technology
One Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5603

Phone: +1 585 475 7642
EMail: Tom.Oh@rit.edu

Charles E. Perkins
Futurewei Inc.
2330 Central Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Phone: +1 408 330 4586
EMail: charliep@computer.org

Alexandre Petrescu
CEA Saclay
Gif-sur-Yvette, Ile-de-France 91190

Phone: +33169089223
EMail: Alexandre.Petrescu@cea.fr

Yiwen Chris Shen
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Sungkyunkwan University
2066 Seobu-Ro, Jangan-Gu
Suwon, Gyeonggi-Do 16419
Republic of Korea

Phone: +82 31 299 4106
Fax: +82 31 290 7996
EMail: chrisshen@skku.edu
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Michelle Wetterwald
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EMail: Michelle.Wetterwald@gmail.com

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