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Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles

Cutajar, Owen; Moradpoor, Naghmeh; Jaroucheh, Zakwan


Owen Cutajar


In a perfect world, coordination and cooperation across distributed autonomous systems would be a trivial task. However, incomplete information, malicious actors and real-world conditions can provide challenges which bring the trust-worthiness of participants into question. In this work-in-progress paper, we propose the novel use of Distributed Ledger Technologies with a particular focus on IOTA to provide a trust overlay governing information interchange across autonomous vehicles. This paper outlines a number of scenarios where information interchange could provide useful data for decision making, defines how trust can be useful in this context, and provides use cases which call for evaluating the trustworthiness of the message. The paper also outlines the architecture of an IOTA-based private tangle integrated with vehicle simulation software which facilitates the evaluation of various scenarios.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name SINCONF 2021: 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks
Start Date Dec 15, 2021
End Date Dec 17, 2021
Acceptance Date Dec 7, 2021
Online Publication Date Feb 10, 2022
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Dec 8, 2021
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Book Title 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN)
Chapter Number 34
ISBN 9781728192673
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