Secure Information Sharing among Autonomous Vehicles

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Secure Information Sharing among Autonomous Vehicles.
by Muktadir Chowdhury, Ashlesh Gawande, and Lan Wang.
In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI), April 2017.

Autonomous vehicles must communicate with each other effectively and securely to make robust decisions. However, today’s Internet falls short in supporting efficient data delivery and strong data security, especially in a mobile ad-hoc environment. Named Data Networking (NDN), a new data-centric Internet architecture, provides a better foundation for secure data sharing among autonomous vehicles. We examine two potential threats, false data dissemination and vehicle tracking, in an NDN-based autonomous vehicular network. To detect false data, we propose a four-level hierarchical trust model and the associated naming scheme for vehicular data authentication. Moreover, we address vehicle tracking concerns using a pseudonym scheme to anonymize vehicle names and certificate issuing proxies to further protect vehicle identity. Finally, we implemented and evaluated our AutoNDN application on Raspberry Pi-based mini cars in a wireless environment.