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Blockchain for the Internet of Vehicles: A Decentralized IoT Solution for Vehicles Communication Using Ethereum

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Qatar Transportation and Traffic Safety Center, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha P.O. Box 2713, Qatar
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Cedric Lab, Computer Science Department, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 75141 Paris, France
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College of the North Atlantic-QAtar, Doha P.O. Box 24449, Qatar
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ReDCAD Laboratory, National School of Engineers of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax 3038, Tunisia
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Sensors 2020, 20(14), 3928; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20143928
Received: 27 January 2020 / Revised: 27 February 2020 / Accepted: 2 March 2020 / Published: 15 July 2020
The concept of smart cities has become prominent in modern metropolises due to the emergence of embedded and connected smart devices, systems, and technologies. They have enabled the connection of every “thing” to the Internet. Therefore, in the upcoming era of the Internet of Things, the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) will play a crucial role in newly developed smart cities. The IoV has the potential to solve various traffic and road safety problems effectively in order to prevent fatal crashes. However, a particular challenge in the IoV, especially in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications, is to ensure fast, secure transmission and accurate recording of the data. In order to overcome these challenges, this work is adapting Blockchain technology for real time application (RTA) to solve Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications problems. Therefore, the main novelty of this paper is to develop a Blockchain-based IoT system in order to establish secure communication and create an entirely decentralized cloud computing platform. Moreover, the authors qualitatively tested the performance and resilience of the proposed system against common security attacks. Computational tests showed that the proposed solution solved the main challenges of Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communications such as security, centralization, and lack of privacy. In addition, it guaranteed an easy data exchange between different actors of intelligent transportation systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain; automotive communication; internet of vehicles; intelligent transport system; internet of things; ethereum; security; cloud and android blockchain; automotive communication; internet of vehicles; intelligent transport system; internet of things; ethereum; security; cloud and android
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Jabbar, R.; Kharbeche, M.; Al-Khalifa, K.; Krichen, M.; Barkaoui, K. Blockchain for the Internet of Vehicles: A Decentralized IoT Solution for Vehicles Communication Using Ethereum. Sensors 2020, 20, 3928. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20143928

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Jabbar R, Kharbeche M, Al-Khalifa K, Krichen M, Barkaoui K. Blockchain for the Internet of Vehicles: A Decentralized IoT Solution for Vehicles Communication Using Ethereum. Sensors. 2020; 20(14):3928. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20143928

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Jabbar, Rateb, Mohamed Kharbeche, Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Moez Krichen, and Kamel Barkaoui. 2020. "Blockchain for the Internet of Vehicles: A Decentralized IoT Solution for Vehicles Communication Using Ethereum" Sensors 20, no. 14: 3928. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20143928

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