IPWAVE Working Group                                       J. Jeong, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                   Sungkyunkwan University
Intended status: Informational                               19 May 2022
Expires: 20 November 2022


    IPv6 Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (IPWAVE): Problem
                        Statement and Use Cases
               draft-ietf-ipwave-vehicular-networking-29

Abstract

   This document discusses the problem statement and use cases of
   IPv6-based vehicular networking for 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
   explains use cases using V2V, V2I, and V2X networking.  Next, for
   IPv6-based vehicular networks, it makes a gap analysis of current
   IPv6 protocols (e.g., IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, Mobility Management,
   and Security & Privacy), and then enumerates gaps for the extensions
   of those IPv6 protocols for IPv6-based vehicular networking.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.1.  V2V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  V2I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.3.  V2X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   4.  Vehicular Networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     4.1.  Vehicular Network Architecture  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     4.2.  V2I-based Internetworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.3.  V2V-based Internetworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   5.  Problem Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     5.1.  Neighbor Discovery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
       5.1.1.  Link Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  26
       5.1.2.  MAC Address Pseudonym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
       5.1.3.  Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  28
     5.2.  Mobility Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  29
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
     6.1.  Security Threats in Neighbor Discovery  . . . . . . . . .  32
     6.2.  Security Threats in Mobility Management . . . . . . . . .  34
     6.3.  Other Threats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  34
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   Appendix A.  Support of Multiple Radio Technologies for V2V . . .  48
   Appendix B.  Support of Multihop V2X Networking . . . . . . . . .  48
   Appendix C.  Support of Mobility Management for V2I . . . . . . .  50
   Appendix D.  Support of MTU Diversity for IP-based Vehicular
           Networks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
   Appendix E.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52
   Appendix F.  Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  53
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  54











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1.  Introduction

   Vehicular networking studies have mainly focused on improving road
   safety and efficiency, and also enabling entertainment in vehicular
   networks.  To proliferate the use cases of vehicular networks,
   several governments and private organizations have committed to
   allocate dedicated spectrum for vehicular communications.  The
   Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US allocated wireless
   channels for Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) [DSRC] in
   the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with the frequency band
   of 5.850 - 5.925 GHz (i.e., 5.9 GHz band).  In November 2020, the FCC
   adjusted the lower 45 MHz (i.e., 5.850 - 5.895 GHz) of the 5.9 GHz
   band for unlicensed use instead of DSRC-dedicated use
   [FCC-ITS-Modification].  DSRC-based wireless communications can
   support vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I),
   and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) networking.  The European Union (EU)
   allocated radio spectrum for safety-related and non-safety-related
   applications of ITS with the frequency band of 5.875 - 5.905 GHz, as
   part of the Commission Decision 2008/671/EC [EU-2008-671-EC].  Most
   other countries and regions in the world have adopted the 5.9 GHz
   band for vehicular networks, though different countries use different
   ways to divide the band into channels.

   For direct inter-vehicular wireless connectivity, IEEE has amended
   standard 802.11 (commonly known as Wi-Fi) to enable safe driving
   services based on DSRC for the Wireless Access in Vehicular
   Environments (WAVE) system.  The Physical Layer (L1) and Data Link
   Layer (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 multichannel operation.  IEEE 802.11p was first a
   separate amendment, but was later rolled into the base 802.11
   standard (IEEE 802.11-2012) as IEEE 802.11 Outside the Context of a
   Basic Service Set (OCB) in 2012 [IEEE-802.11-OCB].

   3GPP has standardized Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X)
   communications to support V2X in LTE mobile networks (called LTE V2X)
   and V2X in 5G mobile networks (called 5G V2X) [TS-23.285-3GPP]
   [TR-22.886-3GPP][TS-23.287-3GPP].  With C-V2X, vehicles can directly
   communicate with each other without relay nodes (e.g., eNodeB in LTE
   and gNodeB in 5G).

   Along with these WAVE standards and C-V2X standards, regardless of a
   wireless access technology under the IP stack of a vehicle, vehicular
   networks can operate IP mobility with IPv6 [RFC8200] and Mobile IPv6
   protocols (e.g., Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) [RFC6275], Proxy MIPv6 (PMIPv6)
   [RFC5213], Distributed Mobility Management (DMM) [RFC7333], Network



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   Mobility (NEMO) [RFC3963], and Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
   [I-D.ietf-lisp-rfc6830bis].  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][ISO-ITS-IPv6-AMD1].

   This document describes use cases and a problem statement about
   IPv6-based vehicular networking for ITS, which is named IPv6 Wireless
   Access in Vehicular Environments (IPWAVE).  First, it introduces the
   use cases for using V2V, V2I, and V2X networking in ITS.  Next, for
   IPv6-based vehicular networks, it makes a gap analysis of current
   IPv6 protocols (e.g., IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, Mobility Management,
   and Security & Privacy), and then enumerates gaps for the extensions
   of those IPv6 protocols, which are tailored to IPv6-based vehicular
   networking.  Thus, this document is intended to motivate development
   of key protocols for IPWAVE.

2.  Terminology

   This document uses the terminology described in [RFC8691].  In
   addition, the following terms are defined below:

   *  Context-Awareness: A vehicle can be aware of spatial-temporal
      mobility information (e.g., position, speed, direction, and
      acceleration/deceleration) of surrounding vehicles for both safety
      and non-safety uses through sensing or communication [CASD].

   *  DMM: "Distributed Mobility Management" [RFC7333][RFC7429].

   *  Edge Computing Device (ECD): It is a computing device (or server)
      at edge for vehicles and vulnerable road users.  It co-locates
      with or connects to an IP-RSU, which has a powerful computing
      capability for different kinds of computing tasks, such as image
      processing and classification.

   *  Edge Network (EN): It is an access network that has an IP-RSU for
      wireless communication with other vehicles having an IP-OBU and
      wired communication with other network devices (e.g., routers, IP-
      RSUs, ECDs, servers, and MA).  It may have a global navigation
      satellite system (GNSS), such as Global Positioning System (GPS),
      radio receiver for its position recognition and the localization
      service for the sake of vehicles.

   *  IP-OBU: "Internet Protocol On-Board Unit": An IP-OBU denotes a
      computer situated in a vehicle (e.g., car, bicycle, autobike,
      motorcycle, and a similar one), which has a basic processing
      ability and can be driven by a low-power CPU (e.g., ARM).  It has
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      "OBU" transceiver.  Also, it may have an IP interface that runs in
      Cellular V2X (C-V2X) [TS-23.285-3GPP]
      [TR-22.886-3GPP][TS-23.287-3GPP].  It can play the role of a
      router connecting multiple computers (or in-vehicle devices)
      inside a vehicle.  See the definition of the term "IP-OBU" in
      [RFC8691].

   *  IP-RSU: "IP Roadside Unit": An IP-RSU is situated along the road.
      It has at least two distinct IP-enabled interfaces.  The wireless
      PHY/MAC layer of at least one of its IP-enabled interfaces is
      configured to operate in 802.11-OCB mode.  An IP-RSU communicates
      with the IP-OBU over an 802.11 wireless link operating in OCB
      mode.  Also, it may have a third IP-enabled wireless interface
      running in 3GPP C-V2X in addition to the IP-RSU defined in
      [RFC8691].  An IP-RSU is similar to an Access Network Router
      (ANR), defined in [RFC3753], and a Wireless Termination Point
      (WTP), defined in [RFC5415].  See the definition of the term "IP-
      RSU" in [RFC8691].

   *  LiDAR: "Light Detection and Ranging".  It is a scanning device to
      measure a distance to an object by emitting pulsed laser light and
      measuring the reflected pulsed light.

   *  Mobility Anchor (MA): A node that maintains IPv6 addresses and
      mobility information of vehicles in a road network to support
      their IPv6 address autoconfiguration and mobility management with
      a binding table.  An MA has End-to-End (E2E) connections (e.g.,
      tunnels) with IP-RSUs under its control for the address
      autoconfiguration and mobility management of the vehicles.  This
      MA is similar to a Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) in PMIPv6 [RFC5213]
      for network-based mobility management.

   *  OCB: "Outside the Context of a Basic Service Set - BSS".  It is a
      mode of operation in which a Station (STA) is not a member of a
      BSS and does not utilize IEEE Std 802.11 authentication,
      association, or data confidentiality [IEEE-802.11-OCB].

   *  802.11-OCB: It refers to the mode specified in IEEE Std
      802.11-2016 [IEEE-802.11-OCB] when the MIB attribute
      dot11OCBActivited is 'true'.

   *  Platooning: Moving vehicles can be grouped together to reduce air-
      resistance for energy efficiency and reduce the number of drivers
      such that only the leading vehicle has a driver, and the other
      vehicles are autonomous vehicles without a driver and closely
      follow the leading vehicle [Truck-Platooning].





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   *  Traffic Control Center (TCC): A system that manages road
      infrastructure nodes (e.g., IP-RSUs, MAs, traffic signals, and
      loop detectors), and also maintains vehicular traffic statistics
      (e.g., average vehicle speed and vehicle inter-arrival time per
      road segment) and vehicle information (e.g., a vehicle's
      identifier, position, direction, speed, and trajectory as a
      navigation path).  TCC is part of a vehicular cloud for vehicular
      networks.

   *  Urban Air Mobility (UAM): It refers to using lower-altitude
      aircraft to transport passengers or cargo in urban and suburban
      areas.  The carriers used for UAM can be manned or unmanned
      vehicles, which can include traditional helicopters, electrical
      vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft (eVTOL), and unmanned aerial
      vehicles (UAV).

   *  Vehicle: A Vehicle in this document is a node that has an IP-OBU
      for wireless communication with other vehicles and IP-RSUs.  It
      has a GNSS radio navigation receiver for efficient navigation.
      Any device having an IP-OBU and a GNSS receiver (e.g., smartphone
      and tablet PC) can be regarded as a vehicle in this document.

   *  Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET): A network that consists of
      vehicles interconnected by wireless communication.  Two vehicles
      in a VANET can communicate with each other using other vehicles as
      relays even where they are out of one-hop wireless communication
      range.

   *  Vehicular Cloud: A cloud infrastructure for vehicular networks,
      having compute nodes, storage nodes, and network forwarding
      elements (e.g., switch and router).

   *  V2D: "Vehicle to Device".  It is the wireless communication
      between a vehicle and a device (e.g., smartphone and IoT device).

   *  V2P: "Vehicle to Pedestrian".  It is the wireless communication
      between a vehicle and a pedestrian's device (e.g., smartphone and
      IoT device).

   *  V2I2V: "Vehicle to Infrastructure to Vehicle".  It is the wireless
      communication between a vehicle and another vehicle via an
      infrastructure node (e.g., IP-RSU).

   *  V2I2X: "Vehicle to Infrastructure to Everything".  It is the
      wireless communication between a vehicle and another entity (e.g.,
      vehicle, smartphone, and IoT device) via an infrastructure node
      (e.g., IP-RSU).




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   *  V2X: "Vehicle to Everything".  It is the wireless communication
      between a vehicle and any entity (e.g., vehicle, infrastructure
      node, smartphone, and IoT device), including V2V, V2I, and V2D.

   *  VMM: "Vehicular Mobility Management".  It is an IPv6-based
      mobility management for vehicular networks.

   *  VND: "Vehicular Neighbor Discovery".  It is an IPv6 ND extension
      for vehicular networks.

   *  VSP: "Vehicular Security and Privacy".  It is an IPv6-based
      security and privacy term for vehicular networks.

   *  WAVE: "Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments" [WAVE-1609.0].

3.  Use Cases

   This section explains 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).

   IP is widely used among popular end-user devices (e.g., smartphone
   and tablet) in the Internet.  Applications (e.g., navigator
   application) for those devices can be extended such that the V2V use
   cases in this section can work with IPv6 as a network layer protocol
   and IEEE 802.11-OCB as a link layer protocol.  In addition, IPv6
   security needs to be extended to support those V2V use cases in a
   safe, secure, privacy-preserving way.

   The use cases presented in this section serve as the description and
   motivation for the need to augment IPv6 and its protocols to
   facilitate "Vehicular IPv6".  Section 5 summarizes the overall
   problem statement and IPv6 requirements.  Note that the adjective
   "Vehicular" in this document is used to represent extensions of
   existing protocols such as IPv6 Neighbor Discovery, IPv6 Mobility
   Management (e.g., PMIPv6 [RFC5213] and DMM [RFC7429]), and IPv6
   Security and Privacy Mechanisms rather than new "vehicular-specific"
   functions.

3.1.  V2V

   The use cases of V2V networking discussed in this section include

   *  Context-aware navigation for safe driving and collision avoidance;

   *  Collision avoidance service of end systems of Urban Air Mobility
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   *  Cooperative adaptive cruise control in a roadway;

   *  Platooning in a highway;

   *  Cooperative environment sensing.

   The above use cases are examples for using V2V networking, which can
   be extended to other terrestrial vehicles, river/sea ships, railed
   vehicles, or UAM end systems.

   Context-Aware Safety Driving (CASD) navigator [CASD] can help drivers
   to drive safely by alerting them to dangerous obstacles and
   situations.  That is, a CASD navigator displays obstacles 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,
   namely, the Line-of-Sight unsafe, Non-Line-of-Sight unsafe, and safe
   situations.  This action plan can be put into action among multiple
   vehicles using V2V networking.

   A collision avoidance service of UAM end systems in air can be
   envisioned as a use case in air vehicular environments
   [I-D.templin-ipwave-uam-its].  This use case is similar to the
   context-aware navigator for terrestrial vehicles.  Through V2V
   coordination, those UAM end systems (e.g., drones) can avoid a
   dangerous situation (e.g., collision) in three-dimensional space
   rather than two-dimensional space for terrestrial vehicles.  Also,
   UAM end systems (e.g., flying car) with only a few meters off the
   ground can communicate with terrestrial vehicles with wireless
   communication technologies (e.g., DSRC, LTE, and C-V2X).  Thus, V2V
   means any vehicle to any vehicle, whether the vehicles are ground-
   level or not.

   Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control (CACC) [CA-Cruise-Control] helps
   individual 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.
   Thus, CACC can help adjacent vehicles to efficiently adjust their
   speed in an interactive way through V2V networking in order to avoid
   a collision.











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   Platooning [Truck-Platooning] allows a series (or group) of vehicles
   (e.g., trucks) to follow each other very closely.  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).  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 (e.g., air pollution, hazards/
   obstacles, slippery areas by snow or rain, road accidents, traffic
   congestion, and driving behaviors of neighboring vehicles) from
   various vehicle-mounted sensors, such as radars, LiDARs, and cameras,
   with other vehicles and pedestrians.  [Automotive-Sensing] introduces
   millimeter-wave vehicular communication for massive automotive
   sensing.  A lot of data can be generated by those sensors, and these
   data typically need to 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 other vehicles and environment.  Vehicles
   can also share their intended maneuvering information (e.g., lane
   change, speed change, ramp in-and-out, cut-in, and abrupt braking)
   with neighboring vehicles.  Thus, this information sharing can help
   the vehicles behave as more efficient traffic flows and minimize
   unnecessary acceleration and deceleration to achieve the best ride
   comfort.

   To support applications of these V2V use cases, the required
   functions of IPv6 include IPv6-based packet exchange in both control
   and data planes, and secure, safe communication between two vehicles.
   For the support of V2V under multiple radio technologies (e.g., DSRC
   and 5G V2X), refer to Appendix A.

3.2.  V2I

   The use cases of V2I networking discussed in this section include

   *  Navigation service;

   *  Energy-efficient speed recommendation service;

   *  Accident notification service;

   *  Electric vehicle (EV) charging service;




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   *  UAM navigation service with efficient battery charging.

   A navigation service, for example, the Self-Adaptive Interactive
   Navigation Tool (SAINT) [SAINT], using V2I networking interacts with
   a TCC for the large-scale/long-range road traffic optimization and
   can guide individual vehicles along appropriate navigation paths in
   real time.  The enhanced version of SAINT [SAINTplus] can give fast
   moving paths to emergency vehicles (e.g., ambulance and fire engine)
   to let them reach an accident spot while redirecting other vehicles
   near the accident spot into efficient detour paths.

   Either a TCC or an ECD can recommend an energy-efficient speed to a
   vehicle that depends on its traffic environment and traffic signal
   scheduling [SignalGuru].  For example, when a vehicle approaches an
   intersection area and a red traffic light for the vehicle becomes
   turned on, it needs to reduce its speed to save fuel consumption.  In
   this case, either a TCC or an ECD, which has the up-to-date
   trajectory of the vehicle and the traffic light schedule, can notify
   the vehicle of an appropriate speed for fuel efficiency.
   [Fuel-Efficient] studies fuel-efficient route and speed plans for
   platooned trucks.

   The emergency communication between accident vehicles (or emergency
   vehicles) and a TCC can be performed via either IP-RSU, 4G-LTE or 5G
   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, e.g., 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
   the FirstNet's network core.  The current RAN is mainly constructed
   using 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 the near future.  An equivalent project in Europe is
   called Public Safety Communications Europe (PSCE) [PSCE], which is
   developing a network for emergency communications.

   An EV charging service with V2I can facilitate the efficient battery
   charging of EVs.  In the case where an EV charging station is
   connected to an IP-RSU, an EV can be guided toward the deck of the EV
   charging station or be notified that the charging station is out of
   service through a battery charging server connected to the IP-RSU.
   In addition to this EV charging service, other value-added services
   (e.g., firmware/software update over-the-air and media streaming) can
   be provided to an EV while it is charging its battery at the EV
   charging station.  For a UAM navigation service, an efficient battery
   charging plan can improve the battery charging schedule of UAM end



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   systems (e.g., drone) for long-distance flying [CBDN].  For this
   battery charging schedule, a UAM end system can communicate with a
   cloud server via an infrastructure node (e.g., IP-RSU).  This cloud
   server can coordinate the battery charging schedules of multiple UAM
   end systems for their efficient navigation path, considering flight
   time from their current position to a battery charging station,
   waiting time in a waiting queue at the station, and battery charging
   time at the station.

   In some scenarios such as vehicles moving in highways or staying in
   parking lots, a V2V2I network is necessary for vehicles to access the
   Internet since some vehicles may not be covered by an IP-RSU.  For
   those vehicles, a few relay vehicles can help to build the Internet
   access.  For the nested NEMO described in [RFC4888], hosts inside a
   vehicle shown in Figure 3 for the case of V2V2I may have the same
   issue in the nested NEMO scenario.

   To better support these use cases, the existing IPv6 protocol must be
   augmented either through protocol changes or by including a new
   adaptation layer in the architecture that efficiently maps IPv6 to a
   diversity of link layer technologies.  Augmentation is necessary to
   support wireless multihop V2I communications in a highway where RSUs
   are sparsely deployed, so a vehicle can reach the wireless coverage
   of an IP-RSU through the multihop data forwarding of intermediate
   vehicles as packet forwarders.  Thus, IPv6 needs to be extended for
   multihop V2I communications.

   To support applications of these V2I use cases, the required
   functions of IPv6 include IPv6 communication enablement with
   neighborhood discovery and IPv6 address management, reachability with
   adapted network models and routing methods, transport-layer session
   continuity, and secure, safe communication between a vehicle and an
   infrastructure node (e.g., IP-RSU) in the vehicular network.

3.3.  V2X

   The use case of V2X networking discussed in this section is for a
   vulnerable road user (VRU) (e.g., pedestrian and cyclist) protection
   service.  Note that the application area of this use case is
   currently limited to a specific environment, such as construction
   sites, plants, and factories, since not every VRU (e.g., children) in
   a public area (e.g., streets) is equipped with a smart device (e.g.,
   smartphone).

   A VRU protection service, such as Safety-Aware Navigation Application
   (SANA) [SANA], using V2I2P networking can reduce the collision of a
   vehicle and a pedestrian carrying a smartphone equipped with a
   network device for wireless communication (e.g., Wi-Fi, DSRC, 4G/5G



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   V2X, and BLE) with an IP-RSU.  Vehicles and pedestrians can also
   communicate with each other via an IP-RSU.  An edge computing device
   behind the IP-RSU can collect the mobility information from vehicles
   and pedestrians, compute wireless communication scheduling for the
   sake of them.  This scheduling can save the battery of each
   pedestrian's smartphone by allowing it to work in sleeping mode
   before the communication with vehicles, considering their mobility.
   The location information of a VRU from a smart device is multicasted
   only to the nearby vehicles.  The true identifiers of a VRU's
   smartphone shall be protected, and only the type of the VRU, such as
   pedestrian, cyclist, and scooter, is disclosed to the nearby
   vehicles.

   For Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P), a vehicle can directly communicate
   with a pedestrian's smartphone by V2X without IP-RSU relaying.
   Light-weight mobile nodes such as bicycles may also communicate
   directly with a vehicle for collision avoidance using V2V.  Note that
   it is true that either a pedestrian or a cyclist may have a higher
   risk of being hit by a vehicle if they are not with a smartphone in
   the current setting.  For this case, other human sensing technologies
   (e.g., moving object detection in images and wireless signal-based
   human movement detection [LIFS] [DFC]) can be used to provide the
   motion information of them to vehicles.  A vehicle by V2V2I
   networking can obtain the motion information of a VRU via an IP-RSU
   that either employs or connects to a human sensing technology.

   The existing IPv6 protocol must be augmented through protocol changes
   in order to support wireless multihop V2X or V2I2X communications in
   an urban road network where RSUs are deployed at intersections, so a
   vehicle (or a pedestrian's smartphone) can reach the wireless
   coverage of an IP-RSU through the multihop data forwarding of
   intermediate vehicles (or pedestrians' smartphones) as packet
   forwarders.  Thus, IPv6 needs to be extended for multihop V2X or
   V2I2X communications.

   To support applications of these V2X use cases, the required
   functions of IPv6 include IPv6-based packet exchange, transport-layer
   session continuity, and secure, safe communication between a vehicle
   and a pedestrian either directly or indirectly via an IP-RSU.

4.  Vehicular Networks

   This section describes the context for vehicular networks supporting
   V2V, V2I, and V2X communications.  It describes an internal network
   within a vehicle or an edge network (called EN).  It explains not
   only the internetworking between the internal networks of a vehicle
   and an EN via wireless links, but also the internetworking between
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                     Traffic Control Center in Vehicular Cloud
                    *******************************************
+-------------+    *                                           *
|Correspondent|   *             +-----------------+             *
|    Node     |<->*             | Mobility Anchor |             *
+-------------+   *             +-----------------+             *
                  *                      ^                      *
                  *                      |                      *
                   *                     v                     *
                    *******************************************
                    ^                   ^                     ^
                    |                   |                     |
                    |                   |                     |
                    v                   v                     v
              +---------+           +---------+           +---------+
              | IP-RSU1 |<--------->| IP-RSU2 |<--------->| IP-RSU3 |
              +---------+           +---------+           +---------+
                  ^                     ^                    ^
                  :                     :                    :
           +-----------------+ +-----------------+   +-----------------+
           |      : V2I      | |        : V2I    |   |       : V2I     |
           |      v          | |        v        |   |       v         |
+--------+ |   +--------+    | |   +--------+    |   |   +--------+    |
|Vehicle1|===> |Vehicle2|===>| |   |Vehicle3|===>|   |   |Vehicle4|===>|
+--------+<...>+--------+<........>+--------+    |   |   +--------+    |
           V2V     ^         V2V        ^        |   |        ^        |
           |       : V2V     | |        : V2V    |   |        : V2V    |
           |       v         | |        v        |   |        v        |
           |  +--------+     | |   +--------+    |   |    +--------+   |
           |  |Vehicle5|===> | |   |Vehicle6|===>|   |    |Vehicle7|==>|
           |  +--------+     | |   +--------+    |   |    +--------+   |
           +-----------------+ +-----------------+   +-----------------+
                 Subnet1              Subnet2              Subnet3
                (Prefix1)            (Prefix2)            (Prefix3)

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

 Figure 1: An Example Vehicular Network Architecture for V2I and V2V

4.1.  Vehicular Network Architecture

   Figure 1 shows an example vehicular network architecture for V2I and
   V2V in a road network.  The vehicular network architecture contains
   vehicles (including IP-OBU), IP-RSUs, Mobility Anchor, Traffic
   Control Center, and Vehicular Cloud as components.  These components
   are not mandatory, and they can be deployed into vehicular networks
   in various ways.  Some of them (e.g., Mobility Anchor, Traffic
   Control Center, and Vehicular Cloud) may not be needed for the



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   vehicular networks according to target use cases in Section 3.

   Existing network architectures, such as the network architectures of
   PMIPv6 [RFC5213], RPL (IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy
   Networks) [RFC6550], and AERO/OMNI
   [I-D.templin-6man-aero][I-D.templin-6man-omni], can be extended to a
   vehicular network architecture for multihop V2V, V2I, and V2X, as
   shown in Figure 1.  Refer to Appendix B for the detailed discussion
   on multihop V2X networking by RPL and OMNI.  Also, refer to
   Appendix A for the description of how OMNI is designed to support the
   use of multiple radio technologies in V2X.  Note that though AERO/
   OMNI is not actually deployed in the industry, this AERO/OMNI is
   mentioned as a possible approach for vehicular networks in this
   document.

   As shown in Figure 1, IP-RSUs as routers and vehicles with IP-OBU
   have wireless media interfaces for VANET.  The three IP-RSUs (IP-
   RSU1, IP-RSU2, and IP-RSU3) are deployed in the road network and are
   connected with each other through the wired networks (e.g.,
   Ethernet).  A Traffic Control Center (TCC) is connected to the
   Vehicular Cloud for the management of IP-RSUs and vehicles in the
   road network.  A Mobility Anchor (MA) may be located in the TCC as a
   mobility management controller.  Vehicle2, Vehicle3, and Vehicle4 are
   wirelessly connected to IP-RSU1, IP-RSU2, and IP-RSU3, respectively.
   The three wireless networks of IP-RSU1, IP-RSU2, and IP-RSU3 can
   belong to three different subnets (i.e., Subnet1, Subnet2, and
   Subnet3), respectively.  Those three subnets use three different
   prefixes (i.e., Prefix1, Prefix2, and Prefix3).


   Multiple vehicles under the coverage of an IP-RSU share a prefix just
   as mobile nodes share a prefix of a Wi-Fi access point in a wireless
   LAN.  This is a natural characteristic in infrastructure-based
   wireless networks.  For example, in Figure 1, two vehicles (i.e.,
   Vehicle2, and Vehicle5) can use Prefix 1 to configure their IPv6
   global addresses for V2I communication.  Alternatively, mobile nodes
   can employ a "Bring-Your-Own-Addresses (BYOA)" (or "Bring-Your-Own-
   Prefix (BYOP)") technique using their own IPv6 Unique Local Addresses
   (ULAs) [RFC4193] over the wireless network.












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   In wireless subnets in vehicular networks (e.g., Subnet1 and Subnet2
   in Figure 1), vehicles can construct a connected VANET (with an
   arbitrary graph topology) and can communicate with each other via V2V
   communication.  Vehicle1 can communicate with Vehicle2 via V2V
   communication, and Vehicle2 can communicate with Vehicle3 via V2V
   communication because they are within the wireless communication
   range of each other.  On the other hand, Vehicle3 can communicate
   with Vehicle4 via the vehicular infrastructure (i.e., IP-RSU2 and IP-
   RSU3) by employing V2I (i.e., V2I2V) communication because they are
   not within the wireless communication range of each other.

   As a basic definition for IPv6 packets transported over IEEE
   802.11-OCB, [RFC8691] specifies several details, including Maximum
   Transmission Unit (MTU), frame format, link-local address, address
   mapping for unicast and multicast, stateless autoconfiguration, and
   subnet structure.

   An IPv6 mobility solution is needed for the guarantee of
   communication continuity in vehicular networks so that a vehicle's
   TCP session can be continued, or UDP packets can be delivered to a
   vehicle as a destination without loss while it moves from an IP-RSU's
   wireless coverage to another IP-RSU's wireless coverage.  In
   Figure 1, assuming that Vehicle2 has a TCP session (or a UDP session)
   with a correspondent node in the vehicular cloud, Vehicle2 can move
   from IP-RSU1's wireless coverage to IP-RSU2's wireless coverage.  In
   this case, a handover for Vehicle2 needs to be performed by either a
   host-based mobility management scheme (e.g., MIPv6 [RFC6275]) or a
   network-based mobility management scheme (e.g., PMIPv6 [RFC5213],
   NEMO [RFC3963] [RFC4885] [RFC4888], and AERO
   [I-D.templin-6man-aero]).  This document describes issues in mobility
   management for vehicular networks in Section 5.2.  For improving TCP
   session continuity or successful UDP packet delivery, the multi-path
   TCP (MPTCP) [RFC8684] or QUIC protocol [RFC9000] can also be used.
   IP-OBUs, however, may still experience more session time-out and re-
   establishment procedures due to lossy connections among vehicles
   caused by the high mobility dynamics of them.

4.2.  V2I-based Internetworking

   This section discusses the internetworking between a vehicle's
   internal network (i.e., mobile network) and an EN's internal network
   (i.e., fixed network) via V2I communication.  The internal network of
   a vehicle is nowadays constructed with Ethernet by many automotive
   vendors [In-Car-Network].  Note that an EN can accommodate multiple
   routers (or switches) and servers (e.g., ECDs, navigation server, and
   DNS server) in its internal network.





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   A vehicle's internal network often uses Ethernet to interconnect
   Electronic Control Units (ECUs) in the vehicle.  The internal network
   can support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to accommodate a driver's and
   passenger's mobile devices (e.g., smartphone or tablet).  The network
   topology and subnetting depend on each vendor's network configuration
   for a vehicle and an EN.  It is reasonable to consider interactions
   between the internal network of a vehicle and that of another vehicle
   or an EN.  Note that it is dangerous if the internal network of a
   vehicle is controlled by a malicious party.  These dangers can
   include unauthorized driving control input and unauthorized driving
   information disclosure to an unauthorized third party.  A malicious
   party can be a group of hackers, a criminal group, and a competitor
   for industrial espionage or sabotage.  To minimize this kind of risk,
   an augmented identification and verification protocol with extra
   means shall be implemented.  These extra means can be certificate-
   based, biometric, credit-based, and one-time passcode (OTP)
   approaches in addition to a used approach [RFC8002].  The
   verification shall provide security properties such as
   confidentiality, integrity, authentication, authorization, and
   accounting [RFC7427].

                                                    +-----------------+
                           (*)<........>(*)  +----->| Vehicular Cloud |
        (2001:db8:1:1::/64) |            |   |      +-----------------+
   +------------------------------+  +---------------------------------+
   |                        v     |  |   v   v                         |
   | +-------+          +-------+ |  | +-------+          +-------+    |
   | | Host1 |          |IP-OBU1| |  | |IP-RSU1|          | Host3 |    |
   | +-------+          +-------+ |  | +-------+          +-------+    |
   |     ^                  ^     |  |     ^                  ^        |
   |     |                  |     |  |     |                  |        |
   |     v                  v     |  |     v                  v        |
   | ---------------------------- |  | ------------------------------- |
   | 2001:db8:10:1::/64 ^         |  |     ^ 2001:db8:20:1::/64        |
   |                    |         |  |     |                           |
   |                    v         |  |     v                           |
   | +-------+      +-------+     |  | +-------+ +-------+   +-------+ |
   | | Host2 |      |Router1|     |  | |Router2| |Server1|...|ServerN| |
   | +-------+      +-------+     |  | +-------+ +-------+   +-------+ |
   |     ^              ^         |  |     ^         ^           ^     |
   |     |              |         |  |     |         |           |     |
   |     v              v         |  |     v         v           v     |
   | ---------------------------- |  | ------------------------------- |
   |      2001:db8:10:2::/64      |  |       2001:db8:20:2::/64        |
   +------------------------------+  +---------------------------------+
      Vehicle1 (Mobile Network1)            EN1 (Fixed Network1)

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         Figure 2: Internetworking between Vehicle and Edge Network

   As shown in Figure 2, as internal networks, a vehicle's mobile
   network and an EN's fixed network are self-contained networks having
   multiple subnets and having an edge router (e.g., IP-OBU and IP-RSU)
   for the communication with another vehicle or another EN.  The
   internetworking between two internal networks via V2I communication
   requires the exchange of the network parameters and the network
   prefixes of the internal networks.  For the efficiency, the network
   prefixes of the internal networks (as a mobile network) in a vehicle
   need to be delegated and configured automatically.  Note that a
   mobile network's network prefix can be called a Mobile Network Prefix
   (MNP) [RFC3963].

   Figure 2 also shows the internetworking between the vehicle's mobile
   network and the EN's fixed network.  There exists an internal network
   (Mobile Network1) inside Vehicle1.  Vehicle1 has two hosts (Host1 and
   Host2), and two routers (IP-OBU1 and Router1).  There exists another
   internal network (Fixed Network1) inside EN1.  EN1 has one host
   (Host3), two routers (IP-RSU1 and Router2), and the collection of
   servers (Server1 to ServerN) for various services in the road
   networks, such as the emergency notification and navigation.
   Vehicle1's IP-OBU1 (as a mobile router) and EN1's IP-RSU1 (as a fixed
   router) use 2001:db8:1:1::/64 for an external link (e.g., DSRC) for
   V2I networking.  Thus, a host (Host1) in Vehicle1 can communicate
   with a server (Server1) in EN1 for a vehicular service through
   Vehicle1's moving network, a wireless link between IP-OBU1 and IP-
   RSU1, and EN1's fixed network.

   For the IPv6 communication between an IP-OBU and an IP-RSU or between
   two neighboring IP-OBUs, they need to know the network parameters,
   which include MAC layer and IPv6 layer information.  The MAC layer
   information includes wireless link layer parameters, transmission
   power level, and the MAC address of an external network interface for
   the internetworking with another IP-OBU or IP-RSU.  The IPv6 layer
   information includes the IPv6 address and network prefix of an
   external network interface for the internetworking with another IP-
   OBU or IP-RSU.

   Through the mutual knowledge of the network parameters of internal
   networks, packets can be transmitted between the vehicle's moving
   network and the EN's fixed network.  Thus, V2I requires an efficient
   protocol for the mutual knowledge of network parameters.  Note that
   from a security point of view, a perimeter-based policy enforcement
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   As shown in Figure 2, the addresses used for IPv6 transmissions over
   the wireless link interfaces for IP-OBU and IP-RSU can be link-local
   IPv6 addresses, ULAs, or global IPv6 addresses.  When IPv6 addresses
   are used, wireless interface configuration and control overhead for
   DAD [RFC4862] and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)
   [RFC2710][RFC3810] should be minimized to support V2I and V2X
   communications for vehicles moving fast along roadways.

   Let us consider the upload/download time of a ground vehicle when it
   passes through the wireless communication coverage of an IP-RSU.  For
   a given typical setting where 1km is the maximum DSRC communication
   range [DSRC] and 100km/h is the speed limit in highway for ground
   vehicles, the dwelling time can be calculated to be 72 seconds by
   dividing the diameter of the 2km (i.e., two times of DSRC
   communication range where an IP-RSU is located in the center of the
   circle of wireless communication) by the speed limit of 100km/h
   (i.e., about 28m/s).  For the 72 seconds, a vehicle passing through
   the coverage of an IP-RSU can upload and download data packets to/
   from the IP-RSU.  For special cases such as emergency vehicles moving
   above the speed limit, the dwelling time is relatively shorter than
   that of other vehicles.  For cases of airborne vehicles, considering
   a higher flying speed and a higher altitude, the dwelling time can be
   much shorter.

4.3.  V2V-based Internetworking

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























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                           (*)<..........>(*)
        (2001:db8:1:1::/64) |              |
   +------------------------------+  +------------------------------+
   |                        v     |  |     v                        |
   | +-------+          +-------+ |  | +-------+          +-------+ |
   | | Host1 |          |IP-OBU1| |  | |IP-OBU2|          | Host3 | |
   | +-------+          +-------+ |  | +-------+          +-------+ |
   |     ^                  ^     |  |     ^                  ^     |
   |     |                  |     |  |     |                  |     |
   |     v                  v     |  |     v                  v     |
   | ---------------------------- |  | ---------------------------- |
   | 2001:db8:10:1::/64 ^         |  |         ^ 2001:db8:30:1::/64 |
   |                    |         |  |         |                    |
   |                    v         |  |         v                    |
   | +-------+      +-------+     |  |     +-------+      +-------+ |
   | | Host2 |      |Router1|     |  |     |Router2|      | Host4 | |
   | +-------+      +-------+     |  |     +-------+      +-------+ |
   |     ^              ^         |  |         ^              ^     |
   |     |              |         |  |         |              |     |
   |     v              v         |  |         v              v     |
   | ---------------------------- |  | ---------------------------- |
   |      2001:db8:10:2::/64      |  |       2001:db8:30:2::/64     |
   +------------------------------+  +------------------------------+
      Vehicle1 (Mobile Network1)        Vehicle2 (Mobile Network2)

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

               Figure 3: Internetworking between Two Vehicles

   Figure 3 shows the internetworking between the mobile networks of two
   neighboring vehicles.  There exists an internal network (Mobile
   Network1) inside Vehicle1.  Vehicle1 has two hosts (Host1 and Host2),
   and two routers (IP-OBU1 and Router1).  There exists another internal
   network (Mobile Network2) inside Vehicle2.  Vehicle2 has two hosts
   (Host3 and Host4), and two routers (IP-OBU2 and Router2).  Vehicle1's
   IP-OBU1 (as a mobile router) and Vehicle2's IP-OBU2 (as a mobile
   router) use 2001:db8:1:1::/64 for an external link (e.g., DSRC) for
   V2V networking.  Thus, a host (Host1) in Vehicle1 can communicate
   with another host (Host3) in Vehicle2 for a vehicular service through
   Vehicle1's mobile network, a wireless link between IP-OBU1 and IP-
   OBU2, and Vehicle2's mobile network.

   As a V2V use case in Section 3.1, Figure 4 shows the linear network
   topology of platooning vehicles for V2V communications where Vehicle3
   is the leading vehicle with a driver, and Vehicle2 and Vehicle1 are
   the following vehicles without drivers.  From a security point of
   view, before vehicles can be platooned, they shall be mutually
   authenticated to reduce possible security risks.



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        (*)<..................>(*)<..................>(*)
         |                      |                      |
   +-----------+          +-----------+          +-----------+
   |           |          |           |          |           |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   | |IP-OBU1| |          | |IP-OBU2| |          | |IP-OBU3| |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   |     ^     |          |     ^     |          |     ^     |
   |     |     |=====>    |     |     |=====>    |     |     |=====>
   |     v     |          |     v     |          |     v     |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   | | Host1 | |          | | Host2 | |          | | Host3 | |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   |           |          |           |          |           |
   +-----------+          +-----------+          +-----------+
      Vehicle1               Vehicle2               Vehicle3

    <----> Wired Link   <....> Wireless Link   ===> Moving Direction
    (*) Antenna

      Figure 4: Multihop Internetworking between Two Vehicle Networks

   As shown in Figure 4, multihop internetworking is feasible among the
   mobile networks of three vehicles in the same VANET.  For example,
   Host1 in Vehicle1 can communicate with Host3 in Vehicle3 via IP-OBU1
   in Vehicle1, IP-OBU2 in Vehicle2, and IP-OBU3 in Vehicle3 in the
   VANET, as shown in the figure.

   In this section, the link between two vehicles is assumed to be
   stable for single-hop wireless communication regardless of the sight
   relationship such as line of sight and non-line of sight, as shown in
   Figure 3.  Even in Figure 4, the three vehicles are connected to each
   other with a linear topology, however, multihop V2V communication can
   accommodate any network topology (i.e., an arbitrary graph) over
   VANET routing protocols.
















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        (*)<..................>(*)<..................>(*)
         |                      |                      |
   +-----------+          +-----------+          +-----------+
   |           |          |           |          |           |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   | |IP-OBU1| |          | |IP-RSU1| |          | |IP-OBU3| |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   |     ^     |          |     ^     |          |     ^     |
   |     |     |=====>    |     |     |          |     |     |=====>
   |     v     |          |     v     |          |     v     |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   | | Host1 | |          | | Host2 | |          | | Host3 | |
   | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |          | +-------+ |
   |           |          |           |          |           |
   +-----------+          +-----------+          +-----------+
      Vehicle1                 EN1                  Vehicle3

    <----> Wired Link   <....> Wireless Link   ===> Moving Direction
    (*) Antenna

      Figure 5: Multihop Internetworking between Two Vehicle Networks
                             via IP-RSU (V2I2V)

   As shown in Figure 5, multihop internetworking between two vehicles
   is feasible via an infrastructure node (i.e., IP-RSU) with wireless
   connectivity among the mobile networks of two vehicles and the fixed
   network of an edge network (denoted as EN1) in the same VANET.  For
   example, Host1 in Vehicle1 can communicate with Host3 in Vehicle3 via
   IP-OBU1 in Vehicle1, IP-RSU1 in EN1, and IP-OBU3 in Vehicle3 in the
   VANET, as shown in the figure.

   For the reliability required in V2V networking, the ND optimization
   defined in MANET [RFC6130] [RFC7466] improves the classical IPv6 ND
   in terms of tracking neighbor information with up to two hops and
   introducing several extensible Information Bases, which serves the
   MANET routing protocols such as the different versions of Optimized
   Link State Routing Protocol (OLSR) [RFC3626] [RFC7181], Open Shortest
   Path First (OSPF) derivatives (e.g., [RFC5614]), and Dynamic Link
   Exchange Protocol (DLEP) [RFC8175] with its extensions [RFC8629]
   [RFC8757].  In short, the MANET ND mainly deals with maintaining
   extended network neighbors to enhance the link reliability.  However,
   an ND protocol in vehicular networks shall consider more about the
   geographical mobility information of vehicles as an important
   resource for serving various purposes to improve the reliability,
   e.g., vehicle driving safety, intelligent transportation
   implementations, and advanced mobility services.  For a more reliable
   V2V networking, some redundancy mechanisms should be provided in L3
   in cases of the failure of L2.  For different use cases, the optimal



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   solution to improve V2V networking reliability may vary.  For
   example, a group of vehicles in platooning may have stabler neighbors
   than freely moving vehicles, as described in Section 3.1.

5.  Problem Statement

   In order to specify protocols using the architecture mentioned in
   Section 4.1, IPv6 core protocols have to be adapted to overcome
   certain challenging aspects of vehicular networking.  Since the
   vehicles are likely to be moving at great speed, protocol exchanges
   need to be completed in a relatively short time compared to the
   lifetime of a link between a vehicle and an IP-RSU, or between two
   vehicles.  In these cases, vehicles may not have enough time either
   to build link-layer connections with each other and may rely more on
   connections with infrastructure.  In other cases, the relative speed
   between vehicles may be low when vehicles move toward the same
   direction or are platooned.  For those cases, vehicles can have more
   time to build and maintain connections with each other.

   For safe driving, vehicles need to exchange application messages
   every 0.5 second [NHTSA-ACAS-Report] to let drivers take an action to
   avoid a dangerous situation (e.g., vehicle collision), so the IPv6
   control plane (e.g., ND procedure and DAD) needs to support this
   order of magnitude for application message exchanges.  Also,
   considering the communication range of DSRC (up to 1km) and 100km/h
   as the speed limit in highway (some countries can have much higher
   speed limit or even no limit, e.g., Germany), the lifetime of a link
   between a vehicle and an IP-RSU is in the order of a minute (e.g.,
   about 72 seconds), and the lifetime of a link between two vehicles is
   about a half minute.  Note that if two vehicles are moving in the
   opposite directions in a roadway, the relative speed of this case is
   two times the relative speed of a vehicle passing through an IP-RSU.
   This relative speed leads the half of the link lifetime between the
   vehicle and the IP-RSU.  In reality, the DSRC communication range is
   around 500m, so the link lifetime will be a half of the maximum time.
   The time constraint of a wireless link between two nodes (e.g.,
   vehicle and IP-RSU) needs to be considered because it may affect the
   lifetime of a session involving the link.  The lifetime of a session
   varies depending on the session's type such as a web surfing, voice
   call over IP, DNS query, and context-aware navigation (in
   Section 3.1).  Regardless of a session's type, to guide all the IPv6
   packets to their destination host(s), IP mobility should be supported
   for the session.  In a V2V scenario (e.g., context-aware navigation),
   the IPv6 packets of a vehicle should be delivered to relevant
   vehicles efficiently (e.g., multicasting).  With this observation,
   IPv6 protocol exchanges need to be done as short as possible to
   support the message exchanges of various applications in vehicular
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   Therefore, the time constraint of a wireless link has a major impact
   on IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND).  Mobility Management (MM) is also
   vulnerable to disconnections that occur before the completion of
   identity verification and tunnel management.  This is especially true
   given the unreliable nature of wireless communication.  Meanwhile,
   the bandwidth of the wireless link determined by the lower layers
   (i.e., link and PHY layers) can affect the transmission time of
   control messages of the upper layers (e.g., IPv6) and the continuity
   of sessions in the higher layers (e.g., IPv6, TCP, and UDP).  Hence,
   the bandwidth selection according to Modulation and Coding Scheme
   (MCS) also affects the vehicular network connectivity.  Note that
   usually the higher bandwidth gives the shorter communication range
   and the higher packet error rate at the receiving side, which may
   reduce the reliability of control message exchanges of the higher
   layers (e.g., IPv6).  This section presents key topics such as
   neighbor discovery and mobility management for links and sessions in
   IPv6-based vehicular networks.  Note that the detailed discussion on
   the transport-layer session mobility and usage of available bandwidth
   to fulfill the use cases is left as potential future work.

5.1.  Neighbor Discovery

   IPv6 ND [RFC4861][RFC4862] is a core part of the IPv6 protocol suite.
   IPv6 ND is designed for link types including point-to-point,
   multicast-capable (e.g., Ethernet) and Non-Broadcast Multiple Access
   (NBMA).  It assumes the efficient and reliable support of multicast
   and unicast from the link layer for various network operations such
   as MAC Address Resolution (AR), DAD, MLD and Neighbor Unreachability
   Detection (NUD).

   Vehicles move quickly within the communication coverage of any
   particular vehicle or IP-RSU.  Before the vehicles can exchange
   application messages with each other, they need IPv6 addresses to run
   IPv6 ND.

   The requirements for IPv6 ND for vehicular networks are efficient DAD
   and NUD operations.  An efficient DAD is required to reduce the
   overhead of DAD packets during a vehicle's travel in a road network,
   which can guarantee the uniqueness of a vehicle's global IPv6
   address.  An efficient NUD is required to reduce the overhead of the
   NUD packets during a vehicle's travel in a road network, which can
   guarantee the accurate neighborhood information of a vehicle in terms
   of adjacent vehicles and RSUs.

   The legacy DAD assumes that a node with an IPv6 address can reach any
   other node with the scope of its address at the time it claims its
   address, and can hear any future claim for that address by another
   party within the scope of its address for the duration of the address



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   ownership.  However, the partitioning and merging of VANETs makes
   this assumption be not valid frequently in vehicular networks.  The
   merging and partitioning of VANETs frequently occurs in vehicular
   networks.  This merging and partitioning should be considered for the
   IPv6 ND such as IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration (SLAAC)
   [RFC4862].  SLAAC is not compatible with merging and partitioning,
   and additional work is needed for ND to operate properly under those
   circumstances.  Due to the merging of VANETs, two IPv6 addresses may
   conflict with each other though they were unique before the merging.
   An address lookup operation may be conducted by an MA or IP-RSU (as
   Registrar in RPL) to check the uniqueness of an IPv6 address that
   will be configured by a vehicle as DAD.  Also, the partitioning of a
   VANET may make vehicles with the same prefix be physically
   unreachable.  An address lookup operation may be conducted by an MA
   or IP-RSU (as Registrar in RPL) to check the existence of a vehicle
   under the network coverage of the MA or IP-RSU as NUD.  Thus, SLAAC
   needs to prevent IPv6 address duplication due to the merging of
   VANETs, and IPv6 ND needs to detect unreachable neighboring vehicles
   due to the partitioning of a VANET.  According to the merging and
   partitioning, a destination vehicle (as an IPv6 host) needs to be
   distinguished as either an on-link host or a not-onlink host even
   though the source vehicle can use the same prefix as the destination
   vehicle [I-D.ietf-intarea-ippl].

   To efficiently prevent IPv6 address duplication due to the VANET
   partitioning and merging from happening in vehicular networks, the
   vehicular networks need to support a vehicular-network-wide DAD by
   defining a scope that is compatible with the legacy DAD.  In this
   case, two vehicles can communicate with each other when there exists
   a communication path over VANET or a combination of VANETs and IP-
   RSUs, as shown in Figure 1.  By using the vehicular-network-wide DAD,
   vehicles can assure that their IPv6 addresses are unique in the
   vehicular network whenever they are connected to the vehicular
   infrastructure or become disconnected from it in the form of VANET.

















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   For vehicular networks with high mobility and density, DAD needs to
   be performed efficiently with minimum overhead so that the vehicles
   can exchange driving safety messages (e.g., collision avoidance and
   accident notification) with each other with a short interval
   suggested by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
   [NHTSA-ACAS-Report].  Since the partitioning and merging of vehicular
   networks may require re-perform DAD process repeatedly, the link
   scope of vehicles may be limited to a small area, which may delay the
   exchange of driving safety messages.  Driving safety messages can
   include a vehicle's mobility information (i.e., position, speed,
   direction, and acceleration/deceleration) that is critical to other
   vehicles.  The exchange interval of this message is recommended to be
   less than 0.5 second, which is required for a driver to avoid an
   emergency situation, such as a rear-end crash.

   ND time-related parameters such as router lifetime and Neighbor
   Advertisement (NA) interval need to be adjusted for vehicle speed and
   vehicle density.  For example, the NA interval needs to be
   dynamically adjusted according to a vehicle's speed so that the
   vehicle can maintain its neighboring vehicles in a stable way,
   considering the collision probability with the NA messages sent by
   other vehicles.  The ND time-related parameters can be an operational
   setting or an optimization point particularly for vehicular networks.
   Note that the link-scope multicast messages in ND protocol may cause
   the performance issue in vehicular networks.  [RFC9119] suggests
   several optimization approaches for the issue.

   For IPv6-based safety applications (e.g., context-aware navigation,
   adaptive cruise control, and platooning) in vehicular networks, the
   delay-bounded data delivery is critical.  IPv6 ND needs to work to
   support those IPv6-based safety applications efficiently.
   [I-D.jeong-ipwave-vehicular-neighbor-discovery] introduces a
   Vehicular Neighbor Discovery (VND) process as an extension of IPv6 ND
   for IP-based vehicular networks.

   From the interoperability point of view, in IPv6-based vehicular
   networking, IPv6 ND should have minimum changes with the legacy IPv6
   ND used in the Internet, including DAD and NUD operations, so that
   IPv6-based vehicular networks can be seamlessly connected to other
   intelligent transportation elements (e.g., traffic signals,
   pedestrian wearable devices, electric scooters, and bus stops) that
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5.1.1.  Link Model

   A subnet model for a vehicular network needs to facilitate the
   communication between two vehicles with the same prefix regardless of
   the vehicular network topology as long as there exist bidirectional
   E2E paths between them in the vehicular network including VANETs and
   IP-RSUs.  This subnet model allows vehicles with the same prefix to
   communicate with each other via a combination of multihop V2V and
   multihop V2I with VANETs and IP-RSUs.
   [I-D.thubert-6man-ipv6-over-wireless] introduces other issues in an
   IPv6 subnet model.

   IPv6 protocols work under certain assumptions that do not necessarily
   hold for vehicular wireless access link types [VIP-WAVE][RFC5889].
   For instance, some IPv6 protocols such as NUD [RFC4861] and MIPv6
   [RFC6275] assume symmetry in the connectivity among neighboring
   interfaces.  However, radio interference and different levels of
   transmission power may cause asymmetric links to appear in vehicular
   wireless links [RFC6250].  As a result, a new vehicular link model
   needs to consider the asymmetry of dynamically changing vehicular
   wireless links.

   There is a relationship between a link and a prefix, besides the
   different scopes that are expected from the link-local, unique-local,
   and global types of IPv6 addresses.  In an IPv6 link, it is defined
   that all interfaces which are configured with the same subnet prefix
   and with on-link bit set can communicate with each other on an IPv6
   link.  However, the vehicular link model needs to define the
   relationship between a link and a prefix, considering the dynamics of
   wireless links and the characteristics of VANET.

   A VANET can have a single link between each vehicle pair within
   wireless communication range, as shown in Figure 4.  When two
   vehicles belong to the same VANET, but they are out of wireless
   communication range, they cannot communicate directly with each
   other.  Suppose that a global-scope IPv6 prefix (or an IPv6 ULA
   prefix) is assigned to VANETs in vehicular networks.  Considering
   that two vehicles in the same VANET configure their IPv6 addresses
   with the same IPv6 prefix, if they are not in one hop (that is, they
   have the multihop network connectivity between them), then they may
   not be able to communicate with each other.  Thus, in this case, the
   concept of an on-link IPv6 prefix does not hold because two vehicles
   with the same on-link IPv6 prefix cannot communicate directly with
   each other.  Also, when two vehicles are located in two different
   VANETs with the same IPv6 prefix, they cannot communicate with each
   other.  When these two VANETs converge to one VANET, the two vehicles
   can communicate with each other in a multihop fashion, for example,
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   From the previous observation, a vehicular link model should consider
   the frequent partitioning and merging of VANETs due to vehicle
   mobility.  Therefore, the vehicular link model needs to use an on-
   link prefix and not-onlink prefix according to the network topology
   of vehicles such as a one-hop reachable network and a multihop
   reachable network (or partitioned networks).  If the vehicles with
   the same prefix are reachable from each other in one hop, the prefix
   should be on-link.  On the other hand, if some of the vehicles with
   the same prefix are not reachable from each other in one hop due to
   either the multihop topology in the VANET or multiple partitions, the
   prefix should be not-onlink.  In most cases in vehicular networks,
   due to the partitioning and merging of VANETs, and the multihop
   network topology of VANETS, not-onlink prefixes will be used for
   vehicles as default.

   The vehicular link model needs to support multihop routing in a
   connected VANET where the vehicles with the same global-scope IPv6
   prefix (or the same IPv6 ULA prefix) are connected in one hop or
   multiple hops.  It also needs to support the multihop routing in
   multiple connected VANETs through infrastructure nodes (e.g., IP-RSU)
   where they are connected to the infrastructure.  For example, in
   Figure 1, suppose that Vehicle1, Vehicle2, and Vehicle3 are
   configured with their IPv6 addresses based on the same global-scope
   IPv6 prefix.  Vehicle1 and Vehicle3 can also communicate with each
   other via either multihop V2V or multihop V2I2V.  When Vehicle1 and
   Vehicle3 are connected in a VANET, it will be more efficient for them
   to communicate with each other directly via VANET rather than
   indirectly via IP-RSUs.  On the other hand, when Vehicle1 and
   Vehicle3 are far away from direct communication range in separate
   VANETs and under two different IP-RSUs, they can communicate with
   each other through the relay of IP-RSUs via V2I2V.  Thus, two
   separate VANETs can merge into one network via IP-RSU(s).  Also,
   newly arriving vehicles can merge two separate VANETs into one VANET
   if they can play the role of a relay node for those VANETs.

   Thus, in IPv6-based vehicular networking, the vehicular link model
   should have minimum changes for interoperability with standard IPv6
   links efficiently to support IPv6 DAD, MLD and NUD operations.

5.1.2.  MAC Address Pseudonym

   For the protection of drivers' privacy, a pseudonym of a MAC address
   of a vehicle's network interface should be used, so that the MAC
   address can be changed periodically.  However, although such a
   pseudonym of a MAC address can protect to some extent the privacy of
   a vehicle, it may not be able to resist attacks on vehicle
   identification by other fingerprint information, for example, the
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   Note that [I-D.ietf-madinas-mac-address-randomization] discusses more
   about MAC address randomization, and [I-D.ietf-madinas-use-cases]
   describes several use cases for MAC address randomization.

   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
   needs to be updated, and the uniqueness of the address needs to be
   checked through DAD procedure.

5.1.3.  Routing

   For multihop V2V communications in either a VANET or VANETs via IP-
   RSUs, a vehicular Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET) routing protocol may
   be required to support both unicast and multicast in the links of the
   subnet with the same IPv6 prefix.  However, it will be costly to run
   both vehicular ND and a vehicular ad hoc routing protocol in terms of
   control traffic overhead [RFC9119].

   A routing protocol for a VANET may cause redundant wireless frames in
   the air to check the neighborhood of each vehicle and compute the
   routing information in a VANET with a dynamic network topology
   because the IPv6 ND is used to check the neighborhood of each
   vehicle.  Thus, the vehicular routing needs to take advantage of the
   IPv6 ND to minimize its control overhead.

   RPL [RFC6550] defines a routing protocol for low-power and lossy
   networks, which constructs and maintains Destination-Oriented
   Directed Acyclic Graphs (DODAGs) optimized by an Objective Function
   (OF).  A defined OF provides route selection and optimization within
   an RPL topology.  The RPL nodes use an anisotropic Distance Vector
   (DV) approach to form a DODAG by discovering and aggressively
   maintaining the upward default route toward the root of the DODAG.
   Downward routes follow the same DODAG, with lazy maintenance and
   stretched Peer-to-Peer (P2P) routing in the so-called storing mode.
   It is well-designed to reduce the topological knowledge and routing
   state that needs to be exchanged.  As a result, the routing protocol
   overhead is minimized, which allows either highly constrained stable
   networks or less constrained, highly dynamic networks.  Refer to
   Appendix B for the detailed description of RPL for multihop V2X
   networking.

   An address registration extension for 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low-Power
   Wireless Personal Area Network) in [RFC8505] can support light-weight
   mobility for nodes moving through different parents.  [RFC8505], as
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   cache entries, which saves broadcasts and provides deterministic
   presence information for IPv6 addresses.  Mainly it updates the
   Address Registration Option (ARO) of ND defined in [RFC6775] to
   include a status field that can indicate the movement of a node and
   optionally a Transaction ID (TID) field, i.e., a sequence number that
   can be used to determine the most recent location of a node.  Thus,
   RPL can use the information provided by the Extended ARO (EARO)
   defined in [RFC8505] to deal with a certain level of node mobility.
   When a leaf node moves to the coverage of another parent node, it
   should de-register its addresses to the previous parent node and
   register itself with a new parent node along with an incremented TID.

   RPL can be used in IPv6-based vehicular networks, but it is primarily
   designed for low-power networks, which puts energy efficiency first.
   For using it in IPv6-based vehicular networks, there have not been
   actual experiences and practical implementations, though it was
   tested in IoT low-power and lossy networks (LLN) scenarios.  Another
   concern is that RPL may generate excessive topology discovery
   messages in a highly moving environment such as vehicular networks.
   This issue can be an operational or optimization point for a
   practitioner.

   Moreover, due to bandwidth and energy constraints, RPL does not
   suggest using a proactive mechanism (e.g., keepalive) to maintain
   accurate routing adjacencies such as Bidirectional Forwarding
   Detection [RFC5881] and MANET Neighborhood Discovery Protocol
   [RFC6130].  As a result, due to the mobility of vehicles, network
   fragmentation may not be detected quickly and the routing of packets
   between vehicles or between a vehicle and an infrastructure node may
   fail.

5.2.  Mobility Management

   The seamless connectivity and timely data exchange between two end
   points requires efficient mobility management including location
   management and handover.  Most vehicles are equipped with a GNSS
   receiver as part of a dedicated navigation system or a corresponding
   smartphone App.  Note that the GNSS receiver may not provide vehicles
   with accurate location information in adverse environments such as a
   building area or a tunnel.  The location precision can be improved
   with assistance of the IP-RSUs or a cellular system with a GNSS
   receiver for location information.

   With a GNSS navigator, efficient mobility management can be performed
   with the help of vehicles periodically reporting their current
   position and trajectory (i.e., navigation path) to the vehicular
   infrastructure (having IP-RSUs and an MA in TCC).  This vehicular
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   their mobility information (i.e., the current position, speed,
   direction, and trajectory) for 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 IP-RSUs along with
   mobility information.

   By predicting a vehicle's mobility, the vehicular infrastructure
   needs to better support IP-RSUs to perform efficient SLAAC, data
   forwarding, 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
   advance along with the movement of the vehicle.

   For example, as shown in Figure 1, when a vehicle (e.g., Vehicle2) is
   moving from the coverage of an IP-RSU (e.g., IP-RSU1) into the
   coverage of another IP-RSU (e.g., IP-RSU2) belonging to a different
   subnet, the IP-RSUs can proactively support the IPv6 mobility of the
   vehicle, while performing the SLAAC, data forwarding, and handover
   for the sake of the vehicle.

   For a mobility management scheme in a domain, where the wireless
   subnets of multiple IP-RSUs share the same prefix, an efficient
   vehicular-network-wide DAD is required.  On the other hand, for a
   mobility management scheme with a unique prefix per mobile node
   (e.g., PMIPv6 [RFC5213]), DAD is not required because the IPv6
   address of a vehicle's external wireless interface is guaranteed to
   be unique.  There is a tradeoff between the prefix usage efficiency
   and DAD overhead.  Thus, the IPv6 address autoconfiguration for
   vehicular networks needs to consider this tradeoff to support
   efficient mobility management.

   Even though the SLAAC with classic ND costs a DAD during mobility
   management, the SLAAC with [RFC8505] and/or AERO/OMNI do not cost a
   DAD.  SLAAC for vehicular networks needs to consider the minimization
   of the cost of DAD with the help of an infrastructure node (e.g., IP-
   RSU and MA).  Using an infrastructure prefix over VANET allows direct
   routability to the Internet through the multihop V2I toward an IP-
   RSU.  On the other hand, a BYOA does not allow such direct
   routability to the Internet since the BYOA is not topologically
   correct, that is, not routable in the Internet.  In addition, a
   vehicle configured with a BYOA needs a tunnel home (e.g., IP-RSU)
   connected to the Internet, and the vehicle needs to know which
   neighboring vehicle is reachable inside the VANET toward the tunnel
   home.  There is non-negligible control overhead to set up and
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   For the case of a multihomed network, a vehicle can follow the first-
   hop router selection rule described in [RFC8028].  For example, an
   IP-OBU inside a vehicle may connect to an IP-RSU that has multiple
   routers behind.  In this scenario, because the IP-OBU can have
   multiple prefixes from those routers, the default router selection,
   source address selection, and packet redirect process should follow
   the guidelines in [RFC8028].  That is, the vehicle should select its
   default router for each prefix by preferring the router that
   advertised the prefix.

   Vehicles can use the TCC as their Home Network having a home agent
   for mobility management as in MIPv6 [RFC6275], PMIPv6 [RFC5213], and
   NEMO [RFC3963], so the TCC (or an MA inside the TCC) maintains the
   mobility information of vehicles for location management.  Also, in
   vehicular networks, asymmetric links sometimes exist and must be
   considered for wireless communications such as V2V and V2I.
   [I-D.jeong-ipwave-vehicular-mobility-management] discusses a
   Vehicular Mobility Management (VMM) scheme to proactively do handover
   for vehicles.

   Therefore, for the proactive and seamless IPv6 mobility of vehicles,
   the vehicular infrastructure (including IP-RSUs and MA) needs to
   efficiently perform the mobility management of the vehicles with
   their mobility information and link-layer information.  Also, in
   IPv6-based vehicular networking, IPv6 mobility management should have
   minimum changes for the interoperability with the legacy IPv6
   mobility management schemes such as PMIPv6, DMM, LISP, and AERO.

6.  Security Considerations

   This section discusses security and privacy for IPv6-based vehicular
   networking.  Security and privacy are paramount in V2I, V2V, and V2X
   networking along with neighbor discovery and mobility management.

   Vehicles and infrastructure must be authenticated to each other by a
   password, a key, and/or a fingerprint in order to participate in
   vehicular networking.  For the authentication in vehicular networks,
   vehicular cloud needs to support a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
   efficiently, as either a dedicated or a co-located component inside a
   TCC.  To provide safe interaction between vehicles or between a
   vehicle and infrastructure, only authenticated nodes (i.e., vehicle
   and infrastructure node) can participate in vehicular networks.
   Also, in-vehicle devices (e.g., ECU) and a driver/passenger's mobile
   devices (e.g., smartphone and tablet PC) in a vehicle need to
   communicate with other in-vehicle devices and another driver/
   passenger's mobile devices in another vehicle, or other servers
   behind an IP-RSU securely.  Even though a vehicle is perfectly
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   generated by another vehicle, it may be hacked for running malicious
   applications to track and collect its and other vehicles'
   information.  In this case, an attack mitigation process may be
   required to reduce the aftermath of malicious behaviors.  Note that
   when driver/passenger's mobile devices are connected to a vehicle's
   internal network, the vehicle may be more vulnerable to possible
   attacks from external networks due to the exposure of its in-flight
   traffic packets.  [I-D.jeong-ipwave-security-privacy] discusses
   several types of threats for Vehicular Security and Privacy (VSP).

   For secure V2I communication, a secure channel (e.g., IPsec) between
   a mobile router (i.e., IP-OBU) in a vehicle and a fixed router (i.e.,
   IP-RSU) in an EN needs to be established, as shown in Figure 2
   [RFC4301][RFC4302] [RFC4303][RFC4308] [RFC7296].  Also, for secure
   V2V communication, a secure channel (e.g., IPsec) between a mobile
   router (i.e., IP-OBU) in a vehicle and a mobile router (i.e., IP-OBU)
   in another vehicle needs to be established, as shown in Figure 3.

   For secure V2I/V2V communication, an element in a vehicle (e.g., an
   in-vehicle device and a driver/passenger's mobile device) needs to
   establish a secure connection (e.g., TLS) with another element in
   another vehicle or another element in a vehicular cloud (e.g., a
   server).  Note that any key management approach can be used for the
   secure communication, and particularly for IPv6-based vehicular
   networks, a new or enhanced key management approach resilient to
   wireless networks is required.

   IEEE 1609.2 [WAVE-1609.2] specifies security services for
   applications and management messages, but this WAVE specification is
   optional.  Thus, if the link layer does not support the security of a
   WAVE frame, either the network layer or the transport layer needs to
   support security services for the WAVE frames.

6.1.  Security Threats in Neighbor Discovery

   For the classical IPv6 ND (i.e., the legacy ND), DAD is required to
   ensure the uniqueness of the IPv6 address of a vehicle's wireless
   interface.  This DAD can be used as a flooding attack that uses the
   DAD-related ND packets disseminated over the VANET or vehicular
   networks.  [RFC6959] introduces threats enabled by IP source address
   spoofing.  This possibility indicates that vehicles and IP-RSUs need
   to filter out suspicious ND traffic in advance.  [RFC8928] introduces
   a mechanism that protects the ownership of an address for 6loWPAN ND
   from address theft and impersonation attacks.  Based on the SEND
   [RFC3971] mechanism, the authentication for routers (i.e., IP-RSUs)
   can be conducted by only selecting an IP-RSU that has a certification
   path toward trusted parties.  For authenticating other vehicles,
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   true owner of a received ND message, which requires using the CGA ND
   option in the ND protocol.  This CGA can protect vehicles against DAD
   flooding by DAD filtering based on the verification for the true
   owner of the received DAD message.  For a general protection of the
   ND mechanism, the RSA Signature ND option can also be used to protect
   the integrity of the messages by public key signatures.  For a more
   advanced authentication mechanism, a distributed blockchain-based
   approach [Vehicular-BlockChain] can be used.  However, for a scenario
   where a trustable router or an authentication path cannot be
   obtained, it is desirable to find a solution in which vehicles and
   infrastructures can authenticate each other without any support from
   a third party.

   When applying the classical IPv6 ND process to VANET, one of the
   security issues is that an IP-RSU (or an IP-OBU) as a router may
   receive deliberate or accidental DoS attacks from network scans that
   probe devices on a VANET.  In this scenario, the IP-RSU can be
   overwhelmed for processing the network scan requests so that the
   capacity and resources of IP-RSU are exhausted, causing the failure
   of receiving normal ND messages from other hosts for network address
   resolution.  [RFC6583] describes more about the operational problems
   in the classical IPv6 ND mechanism that can be vulnerable to
   deliberate or accidental DoS attacks and suggests several
   implementation guidelines and operational mitigation techniques for
   those problems.  Nevertheless, for running IPv6 ND in VANET, those
   issues can be more acute since the movements of vehicles can be so
   diverse that it leaves a large room for rogue behaviors, and the
   failure of networking among vehicles may cause grave consequences.

   Strong security measures shall protect vehicles roaming in road
   networks from the attacks of malicious nodes, which are controlled by
   hackers.  For safe driving applications (e.g., context-aware
   navigation, cooperative adaptive cruise control, and platooning), as
   explained in Section 3.1, the cooperative action among vehicles is
   assumed.  Malicious nodes may disseminate wrong driving information
   (e.g., location, speed, and direction) for disturbing safe driving.
   For example, a Sybil attack, which tries to confuse a vehicle with
   multiple false identities, may disturb a vehicle from taking a safe
   maneuver.  Since cybersecurity issues in vehicular networks may cause
   physical vehicle safety issues, it may be necessary to consider those
   physical security concerns when designing protocols in IPWAVE.

   To identify malicious vehicles among vehicles, an authentication
   method may be required.  A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) (or a
   vehicle manufacturer certificate) and a user certificate (e.g., X.509
   certificate [RFC5280]) along with an in-vehicle device's identifier
   generation can be used to efficiently authenticate a vehicle or its
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   (e.g., IP-RSU) connected to an authentication server in the vehicular
   cloud.  This authentication can be used to identify the vehicle that
   will communicate with an infrastructure node or another vehicle.  In
   the case where a vehicle has an internal network (called Moving
   Network) and elements in the network (e.g., in-vehicle devices and a
   user's mobile devices), as shown in Figure 2, the elements in the
   network need to be authenticated individually for safe
   authentication.  Also, Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates
   [RFC8446][RFC5280] can be used for an element's authentication to
   allow secure E2E vehicular communications between an element in a
   vehicle and another element in a server in a vehicular cloud, or
   between an element in a vehicle and another element in another
   vehicle.

6.2.  Security Threats in Mobility Management

   For mobility management, a malicious vehicle can construct multiple
   virtual bogus vehicles, and register them with IP-RSUs and MA.  This
   registration makes the IP-RSUs and MA waste their resources.  The IP-
   RSUs and MA need to determine whether a vehicle is genuine or bogus
   in mobility management.  Also, the confidentiality of control packets
   and data packets among IP-RSUs and MA, the E2E paths (e.g., tunnels)
   need to be protected by secure communication channels.  In addition,
   to prevent bogus IP-RSUs and MA from interfering with the IPv6
   mobility of vehicles, mutual authentication among them needs to be
   performed by certificates (e.g., TLS certificate).

6.3.  Other Threats

   For the setup of a secure channel over IPsec or TLS, the multihop V2I
   communications over DSRC or 5G V2X (or LTE V2X) is required in a
   highway.  In this case, multiple intermediate vehicles as relay nodes
   can help forward association and authentication messages toward an
   IP-RSU (gNodeB, or eNodeB) connected to an authentication server in
   the vehicular cloud.  In this kind of process, the authentication
   messages forwarded by each vehicle can be delayed or lost, which may
   increase the construction time of a connection or some vehicles may
   not be able to be authenticated.

   Even though vehicles can be authenticated with valid certificates by
   an authentication server in the vehicular cloud, the authenticated
   vehicles may harm other vehicles.  To deal with this kind of security
   issue, for monitoring suspicious behaviors, vehicles' communication
   activities can be recorded in either a central way through a logging
   server (e.g., TCC) in the vehicular cloud or a distributed way (e.g.,
   blockchain [Bitcoin]) along with other vehicles or infrastructure.
   The trade-offs between central and distributed ways can be that using
   a centralized approach may cause a higher delay when accessing the



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   log information as a distributed approach is closer to a scene.  A
   distributed approach may also provide more local information for an
   operator to analyze the activities of vehicles instead of retrieving
   log information from a centralized logging system.  The logged
   information can be accessed by a suspicious vehicle's neighboring
   vehicles and any authorized remote entity (e.g., a vehicle
   manufacturer and a security service provider for vehicular networks).
   The information of communication activities for vehicles is sensitive
   since it discloses the network behavior and status of a vehicle such
   as the count of TCP sessions established.

   To solve the issue ultimately, we need a solution where, without
   privacy breakage, vehicles may observe activities of each other to
   identify any misbehavior.  Once identifying a misbehavior, a vehicle
   shall have a way to either isolate itself from others or isolate a
   suspicious vehicle by informing other vehicles.  Alternatively, for
   completely secure vehicular networks, we shall embrace the concept of
   "zero-trust" for vehicles in which no vehicle is trustable and
   verifying every message (such as IPv6 control messages including ND,
   DAD, NUD, and application layer messages) is necessary.  In this way,
   a failure to prevent a cyberattack shall never happen on a vehicular
   network.  Thus, we need to have an efficient zero-trust framework or
   mechanism for vehicular networks.

   For the non-repudiation of the harmful activities from malicious
   vehicles, which it is difficult for other normal vehicles to identify
   them, an additional and advanced approach is needed.  One possible
   approach is to use a blockchain-based approach [Bitcoin] as an IPv6
   security checking framework.  Each IPv6 packet from a vehicle can be
   treated as a transaction and the neighboring vehicles can play the
   role of peers in a consensus method of a blockchain [Bitcoin]
   [Vehicular-BlockChain].  For a blockchain's efficient consensus in
   vehicular networks having fast moving vehicles, a new consensus
   algorithm needs to be developed, or an existing consensus algorithm
   needs to be enhanced.  In addition, a consensus-based mechanism for
   the security of vehicular networks in the IPv6 layer can also be
   considered.  A group of servers as blockchain infrastructure can be
   part of the security checking process in the IP layer.

   To prevent an adversary from tracking a vehicle with its MAC address
   or IPv6 address, especially for a long-living transport-layer session
   (e.g., voice call over IP and video streaming service), a MAC address
   pseudonym needs to be provided to each vehicle; that is, each vehicle
   periodically updates its MAC address and its IPv6 address needs to be
   updated accordingly by the MAC address change [RFC4086][RFC8981].
   Such an update of the MAC and IPv6 addresses should not interrupt the
   E2E communications between two vehicles (or between a vehicle and an
   IP-RSU) for a long-living transport-layer session.  However, if this



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   pseudonym is performed without strong E2E confidentiality (using
   either IPsec or TLS), there will be no privacy benefit from changing
   MAC and IPv6 addresses, because an adversary can observe the change
   of the MAC and IPv6 addresses and track the vehicle with those
   addresses.  Thus, the MAC address pseudonym and the IPv6 address
   update should be performed with strong E2E confidentiality.

   The privacy exposure to the TCC and via V2I is mostly about the
   location information of vehicles, and may also include other in-
   vehicle activities such as transactions of credit cards.  The assumed
   trusted actors are the owner of a vehicle, an authorized vehicle
   service provider (e.g., navigation service provider), and an
   authorized vehicle manufacturer for providing after-sales services.
   In addition, privacy concerns for excessively collecting vehicle
   activities from roadway operators such as public transportation
   administrators and private contractors may also pose threats on
   violating privacy rights of vehicles.  It might be interesting to
   find a solution from a technology point of view along with public
   policy development for the issue.

7.  IANA Considerations

   This document does not require any IANA actions.

8.  References

8.1.  Normative References

   [RFC4861]  Narten, T., Nordmark, E., Simpson, W., and H. Soliman,
              "Neighbor Discovery for IP version 6 (IPv6)", RFC 4861,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4861, September 2007,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4861>.

   [RFC4862]  Thomson, S., Narten, T., and T. Jinmei, "IPv6 Stateless
              Address Autoconfiguration", RFC 4862,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4862, September 2007,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4862>.

   [RFC6275]  Perkins, C., Ed., Johnson, D., and J. Arkko, "Mobility
              Support in IPv6", RFC 6275, DOI 10.17487/RFC6275, July
              2011, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6275>.

   [RFC8691]  Benamar, N., Härri, J., Lee, J., and T. Ernst, "Basic
              Support for IPv6 Networks Operating Outside the Context of
              a Basic Service Set over IEEE Std 802.11", RFC 8691,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8691, December 2019,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8691>.




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8.2.  Informative References

   [RFC2710]  Deering, S., Fenner, W., and B. Haberman, "Multicast
              Listener Discovery (MLD) for IPv6", RFC 2710,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC2710, October 1999,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2710>.

   [RFC3626]  Clausen, T., Ed. and P. Jacquet, Ed., "Optimized Link
              State Routing Protocol (OLSR)", RFC 3626,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3626, October 2003,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3626>.

   [RFC3753]  Manner, J., Ed. and M. Kojo, Ed., "Mobility Related
              Terminology", RFC 3753, DOI 10.17487/RFC3753, June 2004,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3753>.

   [RFC3810]  Vida, R., Ed. and L. Costa, Ed., "Multicast Listener
              Discovery Version 2 (MLDv2) for IPv6", RFC 3810,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3810, June 2004,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3810>.

   [RFC3963]  Devarapalli, V., Wakikawa, R., Petrescu, A., and P.
              Thubert, "Network Mobility (NEMO) Basic Support Protocol",
              RFC 3963, DOI 10.17487/RFC3963, January 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3963>.

   [RFC3971]  Arkko, J., Ed., Kempf, J., Zill, B., and P. Nikander,
              "SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND)", RFC 3971,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC3971, March 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3971>.

   [RFC4086]  Eastlake 3rd, D., Schiller, J., and S. Crocker,
              "Randomness Requirements for Security", BCP 106, RFC 4086,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4086, June 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4086>.

   [RFC4193]  Hinden, R. and B. Haberman, "Unique Local IPv6 Unicast
              Addresses", RFC 4193, DOI 10.17487/RFC4193, October 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4193>.

   [RFC4301]  Kent, S. and K. Seo, "Security Architecture for the
              Internet Protocol", RFC 4301, DOI 10.17487/RFC4301,
              December 2005, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4301>.

   [RFC4302]  Kent, S., "IP Authentication Header", RFC 4302,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4302, December 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4302>.




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   [RFC4303]  Kent, S., "IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)",
              RFC 4303, DOI 10.17487/RFC4303, December 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4303>.

   [RFC4308]  Hoffman, P., "Cryptographic Suites for IPsec", RFC 4308,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4308, December 2005,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4308>.

   [RFC4821]  Mathis, M. and J. Heffner, "Packetization Layer Path MTU
              Discovery", RFC 4821, DOI 10.17487/RFC4821, March 2007,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4821>.

   [RFC4885]  Ernst, T. and H-Y. Lach, "Network Mobility Support
              Terminology", RFC 4885, DOI 10.17487/RFC4885, July 2007,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4885>.

   [RFC4888]  Ng, C., Thubert, P., Watari, M., and F. Zhao, "Network
              Mobility Route Optimization Problem Statement", RFC 4888,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC4888, July 2007,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc4888>.

   [RFC5213]  Gundavelli, S., Ed., Leung, K., Devarapalli, V.,
              Chowdhury, K., and B. Patil, "Proxy Mobile IPv6",
              RFC 5213, DOI 10.17487/RFC5213, August 2008,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5213>.

   [RFC5280]  Cooper, D., Santesson, S., Farrell, S., Boeyen, S.,
              Housley, R., and W. Polk, "Internet X.509 Public Key
              Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List
              (CRL) Profile", RFC 5280, DOI 10.17487/RFC5280, May 2008,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5280>.

   [RFC5415]  Calhoun, P., Ed., Montemurro, M., Ed., and D. Stanley,
              Ed., "Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Points
              (CAPWAP) Protocol Specification", RFC 5415,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC5415, March 2009,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5415>.

   [RFC5614]  Ogier, R. and P. Spagnolo, "Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET)
              Extension of OSPF Using Connected Dominating Set (CDS)
              Flooding", RFC 5614, DOI 10.17487/RFC5614, August 2009,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5614>.

   [RFC5881]  Katz, D. and D. Ward, "Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
              (BFD) for IPv4 and IPv6 (Single Hop)", RFC 5881,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC5881, June 2010,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5881>.




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   [RFC5889]  Baccelli, E., Ed. and M. Townsley, Ed., "IP Addressing
              Model in Ad Hoc Networks", RFC 5889, DOI 10.17487/RFC5889,
              September 2010, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5889>.

   [RFC6130]  Clausen, T., Dearlove, C., and J. Dean, "Mobile Ad Hoc
              Network (MANET) Neighborhood Discovery Protocol (NHDP)",
              RFC 6130, DOI 10.17487/RFC6130, April 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6130>.

   [RFC6250]  Thaler, D., "Evolution of the IP Model", RFC 6250,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6250, May 2011,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6250>.

   [RFC6550]  Winter, T., Ed., Thubert, P., Ed., Brandt, A., Hui, J.,
              Kelsey, R., Levis, P., Pister, K., Struik, R., Vasseur,
              JP., and R. Alexander, "RPL: IPv6 Routing Protocol for
              Low-Power and Lossy Networks", RFC 6550,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6550, March 2012,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6550>.

   [RFC6583]  Gashinsky, I., Jaeggli, J., and W. Kumari, "Operational
              Neighbor Discovery Problems", RFC 6583,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6583, March 2012,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6583>.

   [RFC6775]  Shelby, Z., Ed., Chakrabarti, S., Nordmark, E., and C.
              Bormann, "Neighbor Discovery Optimization for IPv6 over
              Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPANs)",
              RFC 6775, DOI 10.17487/RFC6775, November 2012,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6775>.

   [RFC6959]  McPherson, D., Baker, F., and J. Halpern, "Source Address
              Validation Improvement (SAVI) Threat Scope", RFC 6959,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC6959, May 2013,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6959>.

   [RFC7149]  Boucadair, M. and C. Jacquenet, "Software-Defined
              Networking: A Perspective from within a Service Provider
              Environment", RFC 7149, DOI 10.17487/RFC7149, March 2014,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7149>.

   [RFC7181]  Clausen, T., Dearlove, C., Jacquet, P., and U. Herberg,
              "The Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Version 2",
              RFC 7181, DOI 10.17487/RFC7181, April 2014,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7181>.






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   [RFC7296]  Kaufman, C., Hoffman, P., Nir, Y., Eronen, P., and T.
              Kivinen, "Internet Key Exchange Protocol Version 2
              (IKEv2)", STD 79, RFC 7296, DOI 10.17487/RFC7296, October
              2014, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7296>.

   [RFC7333]  Chan, H., Ed., Liu, D., Seite, P., Yokota, H., and J.
              Korhonen, "Requirements for Distributed Mobility
              Management", RFC 7333, DOI 10.17487/RFC7333, August 2014,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7333>.

   [RFC7429]  Liu, D., Ed., Zuniga, JC., Ed., Seite, P., Chan, H., and
              CJ. Bernardos, "Distributed Mobility Management: Current
              Practices and Gap Analysis", RFC 7429,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7429, January 2015,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7429>.

   [RFC7427]  Kivinen, T. and J. Snyder, "Signature Authentication in
              the Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2)", RFC 7427,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC7427, January 2015,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7427>.

   [RFC7466]  Dearlove, C. and T. Clausen, "An Optimization for the
              Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) Neighborhood Discovery
              Protocol (NHDP)", RFC 7466, DOI 10.17487/RFC7466, March
              2015, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7466>.

   [RFC8002]  Heer, T. and S. Varjonen, "Host Identity Protocol
              Certificates", RFC 8002, DOI 10.17487/RFC8002, October
              2016, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8002>.

   [RFC8028]  Baker, F. and B. Carpenter, "First-Hop Router Selection by
              Hosts in a Multi-Prefix Network", RFC 8028,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8028, November 2016,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8028>.

   [RFC8175]  Ratliff, S., Jury, S., Satterwhite, D., Taylor, R., and B.
              Berry, "Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP)", RFC 8175,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8175, June 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8175>.

   [RFC8200]  Deering, S. and R. Hinden, "Internet Protocol, Version 6
              (IPv6) Specification", STD 86, RFC 8200,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8200, July 2017,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8200>.

   [RFC8446]  Rescorla, E., "The Transport Layer Security (TLS) Protocol
              Version 1.3", RFC 8446, DOI 10.17487/RFC8446, August 2018,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8446>.



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   [RFC8505]  Thubert, P., Ed., Nordmark, E., Chakrabarti, S., and C.
              Perkins, "Registration Extensions for IPv6 over Low-Power
              Wireless Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN) Neighbor
              Discovery", RFC 8505, DOI 10.17487/RFC8505, November 2018,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8505>.

   [RFC8629]  Cheng, B. and L. Berger, Ed., "Dynamic Link Exchange
              Protocol (DLEP) Multi-Hop Forwarding Extension", RFC 8629,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8629, July 2019,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8629>.

   [RFC8684]  Ford, A., Raiciu, C., Handley, M., Bonaventure, O., and C.
              Paasch, "TCP Extensions for Multipath Operation with
              Multiple Addresses", RFC 8684, DOI 10.17487/RFC8684, March
              2020, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8684>.

   [RFC8757]  Cheng, B. and L. Berger, Ed., "Dynamic Link Exchange
              Protocol (DLEP) Latency Range Extension", RFC 8757,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8757, March 2020,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8757>.

   [RFC8899]  Fairhurst, G., Jones, T., Tüxen, M., Rüngeler, I., and T.
              Völker, "Packetization Layer Path MTU Discovery for
              Datagram Transports", RFC 8899, DOI 10.17487/RFC8899,
              September 2020, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8899>.

   [RFC8928]  Thubert, P., Ed., Sarikaya, B., Sethi, M., and R. Struik,
              "Address-Protected Neighbor Discovery for Low-Power and
              Lossy Networks", RFC 8928, DOI 10.17487/RFC8928, November
              2020, <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8928>.

   [RFC8981]  Gont, F., Krishnan, S., Narten, T., and R. Draves,
              "Temporary Address Extensions for Stateless Address
              Autoconfiguration in IPv6", RFC 8981,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC8981, February 2021,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8981>.

   [RFC9000]  Iyengar, J., Ed. and M. Thomson, Ed., "QUIC: A UDP-Based
              Multiplexed and Secure Transport", RFC 9000,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC9000, May 2021,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9000>.

   [RFC9119]  Perkins, C., McBride, M., Stanley, D., Kumari, W., and JC.
              Zúñiga, "Multicast Considerations over IEEE 802 Wireless
              Media", RFC 9119, DOI 10.17487/RFC9119, October 2021,
              <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9119>.





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   [I-D.ietf-intarea-ippl]
              Nordmark, E., "IP over Intentionally Partially Partitioned
              Links", Work in Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-ietf-
              intarea-ippl-00, 30 March 2017,
              <https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-intarea-ippl-
              00.txt>.

   [I-D.ietf-lisp-rfc6830bis]
              Farinacci, D., Fuller, V., Meyer, D., Lewis, D., and A.
              Cabellos, "The Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)",
              Work in Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-ietf-lisp-
              rfc6830bis-38, 7 May 2022,
              <https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-ietf-lisp-
              rfc6830bis-38.txt>.

   [I-D.templin-6man-aero]
              Templin, F. L., "Automatic Extended Route Optimization
              (AERO)", Work in Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-templin-
              6man-aero-46, 25 April 2022,
              <https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-templin-6man-aero-
              46.txt>.

   [I-D.templin-6man-omni]
              Templin, F. L., "Transmission of IP Packets over Overlay
              Multilink Network (OMNI) Interfaces", Work in Progress,
              Internet-Draft, draft-templin-6man-omni-61, 25 April 2022,
              <https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-templin-6man-omni-
              61.txt>.

   [I-D.templin-ipwave-uam-its]
              Templin, F. L., "Urban Air Mobility Implications for
              Intelligent Transportation Systems", Work in Progress,
              Internet-Draft, draft-templin-ipwave-uam-its-04, 4 January
              2021, <https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-templin-
              ipwave-uam-its-04.txt>.

   [I-D.templin-intarea-parcels]
              Templin, F. L., "IP Parcels", Work in Progress, Internet-
              Draft, draft-templin-intarea-parcels-10, 29 March 2022,
              <https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-templin-intarea-
              parcels-10.txt>.










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   [I-D.ietf-dmm-fpc-cpdp]
              Matsushima, S., Bertz, L., Liebsch, M., Gundavelli, S.,
              Moses, D., and C. E. Perkins, "Protocol for Forwarding
              Policy Configuration (FPC) in DMM", Work in Progress,
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Appendix A.  Support of Multiple Radio Technologies for V2V

   Vehicular networks may consist of multiple radio technologies such as
   DSRC and 5G V2X.  Although a Layer-2 solution can provide support for
   multihop communications in vehicular networks, the scalability issue
   related to multihop forwarding still remains when vehicles need to
   disseminate or forward packets toward multihop-away destinations.  In
   addition, the IPv6-based approach for V2V as a network layer protocol
   can accommodate multiple radio technologies as MAC protocols, such as
   DSRC and 5G V2X.  Therefore, the existing IPv6 protocol can be
   augmented through the addition of a virtual interface (e.g., OMNI
   [I-D.templin-6man-omni] and DLEP [RFC8175]) and/or protocol changes
   in order to support both wireless single-hop/multihop V2V
   communications and multiple radio technologies in vehicular networks.
   In such a way, vehicles can communicate with each other by V2V
   communications to share either an emergency situation or road hazard
   information in a highway having multiple kinds of radio technologies.

Appendix B.  Support of Multihop V2X Networking

   The multihop V2X networking can be supported by RPL (IPv6 Routing
   Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks) [RFC6550] and Overlay
   Multilink Network Interface (OMNI) [I-D.templin-6man-omni] with AERO
   [I-D.templin-6man-aero] .

   RPL defines an IPv6 routing protocol for low-power and lossy networks
   (LLN), mostly designed for home automation routing, building
   automation routing, industrial routing, and urban LLN routing.  It
   uses a Destination-Oriented Directed Acyclic Graph (DODAG) to
   construct routing paths for hosts (e.g., IoT devices) in a network.
   The DODAG uses an objective function (OF) for route selection and
   optimization within the network.  A user can use different routing
   metrics to define an OF for a specific scenario.  RPL supports
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   and the major traffic flow is the multipoint-to-point traffic.  For
   example, in a highway scenario, a vehicle may not access an IP-RSU
   directly because of the distance of the DSRC coverage (up to 1 km).
   In this case, the RPL can be extended to support a multihop V2I since
   a vehicle can take advantage of other vehicles as relay nodes to
   reach the IP-RSU.  Also, RPL can be extended to support both multihop
   V2V and V2X in the similar way.

   RPL is primarily designed to minimize the control plane activity,
   which is the relative amount of routing protocol exchanges versus
   data traffic; this approach is beneficial for situations where the
   power and bandwidth are scarce (e.g., an IoT LLN where RPL is
   typically used today), but also in situations of high relative
   mobility between the nodes in the network (also known as swarming,
   e.g., within a variable set of vehicles with a similar global motion,
   or a variable set of drones flying toward the same direction).

   To reduce the routing exchanges, RPL leverages a Distance Vector (DV)
   approach, which does not need a global knowledge of the topology, and
   only optimizes the routes to and from the root, allowing Peer-to-Peer
   (P2P) paths to be stretched.  Although RPL installs its routes
   proactively, it only maintains them lazily, that is, in reaction to
   actual traffic, or as a slow background activity.  Additionally, RPL
   leverages the concept of an objective function (called OF), which
   allows adapting the activity of the routing protocol to use cases,
   e.g., type, speed, and quality of the radios.  RPL does not need
   converge, and provides connectivity to most nodes most of the time.
   The default route toward the root is maintained aggressively and may
   change while a packet progresses without causing loops, so the packet
   will still reach the root.  There are two modes for routing in RPL
   such as non-storing mode and storing mode.  In non-storing mode, a
   node inside the mesh/swarm that changes its point(s) of attachment to
   the graph informs the root with a single unicast packet flowing along
   the default route, and the connectivity is restored immediately; this
   mode is preferable for use cases where Internet connectivity is
   dominant.  On the other hand, in storing mode, the routing stretch is
   reduced, for a better P2P connectivity, while the Internet
   connectivity is restored more slowly, during the time for the DV
   operation to operate hop-by-hop.  While an RPL topology can quickly
   scale up and down and fits the needs of mobility of vehicles, the
   total performance of the system will also depend on how quickly a
   node can form an address, join the mesh (including Authentication,
   Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)), and manage its global mobility
   to become reachable from another node outside the mesh.

   OMNI defines a protocol for the transmission of IPv6 packets over
   Overlay Multilink Network Interfaces that are virtual interfaces
   governing multiple physical network interfaces.  OMNI supports



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   multihop V2V communication between vehicles in multiple forwarding
   hops via intermediate vehicles with OMNI links.  It also supports
   multihop V2I communication between a vehicle and an infrastructure
   access point by multihop V2V communication.  The OMNI interface
   supports an NBMA link model where multihop V2V and V2I communications
   use each mobile node's ULAs without need for any DAD or MLD
   Messaging.

   In OMNI protocol, an OMNI virtual interface can have a ULA [RFC4193]
   indeed, but wireless physical interfaces associated with the OMNI
   virtual interface are using any prefix.  The ULA supports both V2V
   and V2I multihop forwarding within the vehicular network (e.g., via a
   VANET routing protocol) while each vehicle can communicate with
   Internet correspondents using global IPv6 addresses via OMNI
   interface encapsulation over the wireless interface.

   For the control traffic overhead for running both vehicular ND and a
   VANET routing protocol, the AERO/OMNI approach may avoid this issue
   by using MANET routing protocols only (i.e., no multicast of IPv6 ND
   messaging) in the wireless underlay network while applying efficient
   unicast IPv6 ND messaging in the OMNI overlay on an as-needed basis
   for router discovery and NUD.  This greatly reduces the overhead for
   VANET-wide multicasting while providing agile accommodation for
   dynamic topology changes.

Appendix C.  Support of Mobility Management for V2I

   The seamless application communication between two vehicles or
   between a vehicle and an infrastructure node requires mobility
   management in vehicular networks.  The mobility management schemes
   include a host-based mobility scheme, network-based mobility scheme,
   and software-defined networking scheme.

   In the host-based mobility scheme (e.g., MIPv6), an IP-RSU plays a
   role of a home agent.  On the other hand, in the network-based
   mobility scheme (e.g., PMIPv6, an MA plays a role of a mobility
   management controller such as a Local Mobility Anchor (LMA) in
   PMIPv6, which also serves vehicles as a home agent, and an IP-RSU
   plays a role of an access router such as a Mobile Access Gateway
   (MAG) in PMIPv6 [RFC5213].  The host-based mobility scheme needs
   client functionality in IPv6 stack of a vehicle as a mobile node for
   mobility signaling message exchange between the vehicle and home
   agent.  On the other hand, the network-based mobility scheme does not
   need such a client functionality for a vehicle because the network
   infrastructure node (e.g., MAG in PMIPv6) as a proxy mobility agent
   handles the mobility signaling message exchange with the home agent
   (e.g., LMA in PMIPv6) for the sake of the vehicle.




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   There are a scalability issue and a route optimization issue in the
   network-based mobility scheme (e.g., PMIPv6) when an MA covers a
   large vehicular network governing many IP-RSUs.  In this case, a
   distributed mobility scheme (e.g., DMM [RFC7429]) can mitigate the
   scalability issue by distributing multiple MAs in the vehicular
   network such that they are positioned closer to vehicles for route
   optimization and bottleneck mitigation in a central MA in the
   network-based mobility scheme.  All these mobility approaches (i.e.,
   a host-based mobility scheme, network-based mobility scheme, and
   distributed mobility scheme) and a hybrid approach of a combination
   of them need to provide an efficient mobility service to vehicles
   moving fast and moving along with the relatively predictable
   trajectories along the roadways.

   In vehicular networks, the control plane can be separated from the
   data plane for efficient mobility management and data forwarding by
   using the concept of Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
   [RFC7149][I-D.ietf-dmm-fpc-cpdp].  Note that Forwarding Policy
   Configuration (FPC) in [I-D.ietf-dmm-fpc-cpdp], which is a flexible
   mobility management system, can manage the separation of data-plane
   and control-plane in DMM.  In SDN, the control plane and data plane
   are separated for the efficient management of forwarding elements
   (e.g., switches and routers) where an SDN controller configures the
   forwarding elements in a centralized way and they perform packet
   forwarding according to their forwarding tables that are configured
   by the SDN controller.  An MA as an SDN controller needs to
   efficiently configure and monitor its IP-RSUs and vehicles for
   mobility management, location management, and security services.

Appendix D.  Support of MTU Diversity for IP-based Vehicular Networks

   The wireless and/or wired-line links in paths between both mobile
   nodes and fixed network correspondents may configure a variety of
   Maximum Transmission Units (MTUs), where all IPv6 links are required
   to support a minimum MTU of 1280 octets and may support larger MTUs.
   Unfortunately, determining the path MTU (i.e., the minimum link MTU
   in the path) has proven to be inefficient and unreliable due to the
   uncertain nature of the loss-oriented ICMPv6 messaging service used
   for path MTU discovery.  Recent developments have produced a more
   reliable path MTU determination service for TCP [RFC4821] and UDP
   [RFC8899] however the MTUs discovered are always limited by the most
   restrictive link MTU in the path (often 1500 octets or smaller).

   The AERO/OMNI service addresses the MTU issue by introducing a new
   layer in the Internet architecture known as the "OMNI Adaptation
   Layer (OAL)".  The OAL allows end systems that configure an OMNI
   interface to utilize a full 65535 octet MTU by leveraging the IPv6
   fragmentation and reassembly service during encapsulation to produce



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   fragment sizes that are assured of traversing the path without loss
   due to a size restriction.  (This allows end systems to send packets
   that are often much larger than the actual path MTU.)

   Performance studies over the course of many decades have proven that
   applications will see greater performance by sending smaller numbers
   of large packets (as opposed to larger numbers of small packets) even
   if fragmentation is needed.  The OAL further supports even larger
   packet sizes through the IP Parcels construct
   [I-D.templin-intarea-parcels] which provides "packets-in-packet"
   encapsulation for a total size up to 4MB.  Together, the OAL and IP
   Parcels will provide a revolutionary new capability for greater
   efficiency in both mobile and fixed networks.  On the other hand, due
   to the high dynamics of vehicular networks, a high packet loss may
   not be able to be avoided.  The high packet loss on IP parcels can
   simultaneously cause multiple TCP sessions to experience packet re-
   transmissions, session time-out, or re-establishment of the sessions.
   Other protocols such as MPTCP and QUIC may also experience the
   similar issue.  A mechanism for mitigating this issue in OAL and IP
   Parcels should be considered.

Appendix E.  Acknowledgments

   This work was supported by Institute of Information & Communications
   Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP) grant funded by the Korea
   MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT) (R-20160222-002755, Cloud based
   Security Intelligence Technology Development for the Customized
   Security Service Provisioning).

   This work was supported in part by the MSIT, Korea, under the ITRC
   (Information Technology Research Center) support program (IITP-
   2021-2017-0-01633) supervised by the IITP.

   This work was supported in part by the IITP (2020-0-00395, Standard
   Development of Blockchain based Network Management Automation
   Technology).

   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).

   This work was supported in part by the Cisco University Research
   Program Fund, Grant # 2019-199458 (3696), and by ANID Chile Basal
   Project FB0008.







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Appendix F.  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, Dirk von Hugo (Deutsche
   Telekom), Pascal Thubert (Cisco), Carlos Bernardos (UC3M), Russ
   Housley (Vigil Security), Suresh Krishnan (Kaloom), Nancy Cam-Winget
   (Cisco), Fred L.  Templin (The Boeing Company), Jung-Soo Park (ETRI),
   Zeungil (Ben) Kim (Hyundai Motors), Kyoungjae Sun (Soongsil
   University), Zhiwei Yan (CNNIC), YongJoon Joe (LSware), Peter E.  Yee
   (Akayla), and Erik Kline.  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, Morocco, Phone: +212 6 70 83 22 36, EMail:
   benamar73@gmail.com

   Sandra Cespedes -

   NIC Chile Research Labs, Universidad de Chile, Av.  Blanco Encalada
   1975, Santiago, Chile, Phone: +56 2 29784093, EMail:
   scespede@niclabs.cl

   Jerome Haerri -

   Communication Systems Department, EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France,
   Phone: +33 4 93 00 81 34, EMail: jerome.haerri@eurecom.fr

   Dapeng Liu -

   Alibaba, Beijing, Beijing 100022, China, 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, USA, Phone: +1 585 475 7642, EMail: Tom.Oh@rit.edu

   Charles E.  Perkins -




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   Futurewei Inc., 2330 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95050, USA,
   Phone: +1 408 330 4586, EMail: charliep@computer.org

   Alexandre Petrescu -

   CEA, LIST, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, Ile-de-France 91190, France,
   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, URI: https://chrisshen.github.io

   Michelle Wetterwald -

   FBConsulting, 21, Route de Luxembourg, Wasserbillig, Luxembourg
   L-6633, Luxembourg, EMail: Michelle.Wetterwald@gmail.com

Author's Address

   Jaehoon Paul Jeong (editor)
   Department of Computer Science and Engineering
   Sungkyunkwan University
   2066 Seobu-Ro, Jangan-Gu
   Suwon
   Gyeonggi-Do
   16419
   Republic of Korea
   Phone: +82 31 299 4957
   Email: pauljeong@skku.edu
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