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    In this work, spreading of information is investigated in a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) by agent-based simulation. The proposed model is complex, containing two major states and some minor substates and additionally both reversible and irreversible state changes. According to our results, the spreading is really fast and widespread, the system can be in an up-to-date phase without external control. We show a very simple way to keep the system in this up-to-date status reducing dramatically the communication costs. Nevertheless, the topology of both the instantaneous and the aggregate communication network is also analyzed in this self-organized system and scale-free networks are found.


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