Research Area:  Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Vehicular ad hoc network(VANET) is a special mobile ad hoc network (MANET) which plays an important role in the intelligent traffic system(ITS). Based on the high mobility of VANETs, the security problems have not been reasonably solved when we enjoy the convenience brought by the Location Based Service(LBS). We present a blockchain-based trust management model for location privacy preserving. The scheme allows vehicles to use certificate to request LBS without revealing their privacy information. We construct anonymous cloaking region to ensure the privacy security of vehicles. We propose a trust management algorithm to constrain and standardize the behavior of vehicles, and use blockchain to implement the data security of vehicles. In the experiments, we conduct the tests with various data sets. Security analysis and experiments show that the system is resilient to sorts of trust model attacks, which can better preserve the privacy security of vehicles. Simulation results reveal that the proposed system is effective and feasible in collect.
Author(s) Name:  Bohan Li; Ruochen Liang; Di Zhu; Weitong Chen; Qinyong Lin
Journal name:  IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Publisher name:  IEEE
Volume Information:  ( Volume: 22, Issue: 6, June 2021) Page(s): 3765 - 3775
Paper Link:   https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9262037