Ad Hoc Networks. 10th EAI International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2018, Cairns, Australia, September 20-23, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

HACIT2: A Privacy Preserving, Region Based and Blockchain Application for Dynamic Navigation and Forensics in VANET

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-05888-3_21,
        author={Decoster Kevin and Billard David},
        title={HACIT2: A Privacy Preserving, Region Based and Blockchain Application for Dynamic Navigation and Forensics in VANET},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. 10th EAI International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2018, Cairns, Australia, September 20-23, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2018},
        month={12},
        keywords={VANET Raspberry Pi Android Navigation Hyperledger Fabric Privacy Blockchain Forensics},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-05888-3_21}
    }
    
  • Decoster Kevin
    Billard David
    Year: 2018
    HACIT2: A Privacy Preserving, Region Based and Blockchain Application for Dynamic Navigation and Forensics in VANET
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-05888-3_21
Decoster Kevin1,*, Billard David1,*
  • 1: University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland in Geneva - HES-SO
*Contact email: kevin.decoster@hesge.ch, david.billard@hesge.ch

Abstract

The current architecture for VANET related services relies on a Client-Server approach and leads to numerous drawbacks. Among them, data privacy concerns and service availability are of prime importance. Indeed, user data collected and stored in servers by providers may be used by third-party services. Particularly for navigation, users submit their GPS position in order to obtain road traffic information and alternative paths. These services treat user privacy for their own purpose (commercial or not) (Beresford and Stajano, 2004) even if GPRD (European Parliament, 2014) is now enforced in Europe. We propose an innovative approach using blockchain technology to avoid the use of third parties services, which enable dynamic navigation rerouting within a fixed geographic zone while ensuring user anonymity. Furthermore, the approach will allow for legal authority to enable forensic analysis of the ledger without unnecessary violation of the user anonymity and privacy.