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Sensors 2016, 16(6), 803;

TripSense: A Trust-Based Vehicular Platoon Crowdsensing Scheme with Privacy Preservation in VANETs

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 639798, Singapore
IMT/TELECOM Lille, CNRS UMR 5157 SAMOVAR Lab, Lille 59650, France
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 22 April 2016 / Revised: 24 May 2016 / Accepted: 27 May 2016 / Published: 1 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security and Privacy in Sensor Networks)
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In this paper, we propose a trust-based vehicular platoon crowdsensing scheme, named TripSense, in VANET. The proposed TripSense scheme introduces a trust-based system to evaluate vehicles’ sensing abilities and then selects the more capable vehicles in order to improve sensing results accuracy. In addition, the sensing tasks are accomplished by platoon member vehicles and preprocessed by platoon head vehicles before the data are uploaded to server. Hence, it is less time-consuming and more efficient compared with the way where the data are submitted by individual platoon member vehicles. Hence it is more suitable in ephemeral networks like VANET. Moreover, our proposed TripSense scheme integrates unlinkable pseudo-ID techniques to achieve PM vehicle identity privacy, and employs a privacy-preserving sensing vehicle selection scheme without involving the PM vehicle’s trust score to keep its location privacy. Detailed security analysis shows that our proposed TripSense scheme not only achieves desirable privacy requirements but also resists against attacks launched by adversaries. In addition, extensive simulations are conducted to show the correctness and effectiveness of our proposed scheme. View Full-Text
Keywords: trust; privacy; platoon; crowdsensing; Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks trust; privacy; platoon; crowdsensing; Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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Hu, H.; Lu, R.; Huang, C.; Zhang, Z. TripSense: A Trust-Based Vehicular Platoon Crowdsensing Scheme with Privacy Preservation in VANETs. Sensors 2016, 16, 803.

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