Research Area:  Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
The fast development of intelligent transportation has paved the way for innovative techniques for highways, and an entirely new driving pattern of highway vehicular platooning might offer a solution to the persistent problem of road congestion, travel comfort, and road safety. In this vehicular platooning system, a platoon head vehicle provides platoon service to its user vehicles. However, some badly behaved platoon head vehicles may put the platoon in danger, which makes it crucial for user vehicles to distinguish and avoid them. In this paper, we propose a reliable trust-based platoon service recommendation scheme, which is called REPLACE, to help the user vehicles avoid choosing badly behaved platoon head vehicles. Specifically, at the core of REPLACE, a reputation system is designed for the platoon head vehicles by collecting and modeling their user vehicles feedback. Then, an iterative filtering algorithm is designed to deal with the untruthful feedback from user vehicles. A detailed security analysis is given to show that our proposed REPLACE scheme is secure and robust against badmouth, ballot-stuffing, newcomers, and on-off attacks that exist in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs). In addition, we conduct extensive experiments to demonstrate the correctness, accuracy, and robustness of our proposed scheme.
Author(s) Name:  Hao Hu; Rongxing Lu; Zonghua Zhang and Jun Shao
Journal name:  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Publisher name:  IEEE
Volume Information:  Volume: 66, Issue: 2, Feb. 2017,Page(s): 1786 - 1797
Paper Link:   https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7466806