Social internet of vehicles: an epistemological and systematic perspective
Purpose: Building upon Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and Social Internet of Things (SIoT), Social Internet of Vehicles (SIoV) is the latest development in the field. SIoV allows vehicles to socialize among themselves and share information of common interests. The increasing popularity of the SIoV concept demands more research to explore its great potential. However, very few studies have systemically investigated this concept to provide a comprehensive view for readers. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/methodology/approach: This paper discusses the perspectives of the utilizations and limitations of SIoV, setting forward a systematic and epistemological framework. Findings: The authors summarize the benefits of SIoV from four information-management perspectives: safety management, traffic control and convenience, productivity improvement and commercialization and exploring the factors inhibiting the development of SIoV from the following seven aspects: standardization, adaptability, scalability, infrastructure, lack of application, privacy and security. Originality/value: The paper lays a solid foundation for researchers to find possible solutions to address the challenges to SIoV and provides valuable insights for practitioners who are interested in adopting SIoV initiatives.
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Kehal, M. and Zhang, Z.(J). (2020), "Social internet of vehicles: an epistemological and systematic perspective", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 221-231. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHT-12-2017-0259