Data Security for Trusted Trucks® 2

Following the successful proof-of-concept demonstration of the Trusted Truck® - a project designed to show that a tractor trailer can communicate critical information both internally (on-board) and externally with roadside sites - an essential subsequent step, addressed by this project, is the development of a robust data security infrastructure to protect these on-board and external communications. For the system to be secure, the applications must be able to trust that the communication has been received unaltered and from a known source. Thus, a fundamental requisite for achieving security is the ability to provide for data confidentiality and authentication. To that end, the goal of this project is to leverage existing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) security standards in the design, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive data security solution for the Trusted Truck® project. The following are threat models which will be of primary focus: (1) Explicit truck and driver identification. (2) Prevention of tampering or replacing of sensors (3) Prevention of impersonation attacks. (4) Cargo Identification. Potential users of the outcome of this project include both public and private parties involved in achieving the Trusted Truck® vision. Without secure credentials, the Trusted Truck® concept is not feasible. Successful completion of this project is likely to provide a solid platform on which future Trusted Truck® developments can be made. Field trials will help establish a practical software package that can be easily incorporated within existing equipment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project is funded by National Transportation Research Center Inc. NTRCI-UTC which is a separate entity from the University of Tennessee Regional UTC called the "STC"


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Transportation Research Center, Incorporated

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37932
  • Project Managers:

    Petrolino, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volvo Technology of America

    Greensboro, NC  United States 

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Knoxville, TN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Elhanany, Itamar

  • Start Date: 20080301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17654

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464505
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Transportation Research Center, Incorporated
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT-06-G-0043-01, DTRT-06-G-0043-01-U1
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:43PM