The automotive industry is undergoing several disruptive changes that are likely to have a significant impact on future wireless networks. These include: (1) the emergence and increasing usage of ride sharing fleets; (2) the expected development and adoption of driverless car technologies which may require robust vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity; and (3) the resulting shifts in the wireless traffic loads generated by commuters free to work/play while on the road.  This project embraces these changes by exploring on the one hand opportunities to leverage vehicular fleets to provide wireless connectivity and/or offloading services.  We posit that the improved communication capabilities and requirements of next generation vehicles can also serve to address the changing data traffic profiles of commuters.  Indeed, there is no reason why future wireless network architectures would not leverage vehicular-based heterogeneous networks to deliver Internet connectivity. Exploiting such synergies may in fact be one of a few cost effective ways to meet such traffic demands.  On the other hand we plan to explore the possible role of network slicing as a means to manage services to vehicular fleets.

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