DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) technology is particularly important for V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle), V2I (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) and V2R (Vehicle-to-Roadside) communication in ITS (Intelligent Transportation System). The IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.11p standard known as WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments) is entirely thought for DSRC, a technology used by VANETs (Vehicular Ad hoc NET-works) to achieve vehicular communications. Its modulation format is established upon OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing). The objective of this paper is to review the performance parameters and the effects of OFDM design parameters on the V2X (Vehicle-to-everything) communication performance. Our performance analysis and results for developing the V2V and V2I communication performance will be presented and compared with this survey in the next work. (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.