Protect Data in Decentralized Mobile VANETs

  • Kaafar, Dali (Chief Investigator)
  • Liu, Ren Ping (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Hoang, Doan (Chief Investigator)
  • Dutkiewicz, Eryk (Chief Investigator)
  • Nanda, Priyadarsi (Chief Investigator)
  • Jha, Sanjay (Chief Investigator)

Project: Other

Project Details


Vehicular Ad Hoc Network (VANET or V2X) communications are required for safety and ultimately enable autonomous vehicles. Safety should be the focus. The issues to adoption is the obstacles are the challenges around privacy and trust of the communications. Privacy and trust are seemingly conflicting goals, in that to affirm trust we need to uniquely identify devices, and privacy means we need to anonymise. Without privacy assurance, adoption may be slow, potentially leading to conceivably preventable deaths. Without trust, the data is questionable and decisions may not be able to be made on the data.

Goals of research:
-Establish if ring signature technology can assist with privacy. This would include/be coupled with the ability to implement privacy at a data link level.
-Investigate whether this could be provisioned in current ownership models (e.g manufacturer, transport operator, ride share operator, compliance processes)
-Understand the impact of this approach on real-time communications
-Understand what it would take to scale and operationalize for a country
AcronymMISC_NSW Cyber Security Network Pilot Grant
Effective start/end date18/02/1917/02/20