Secure and Private Sensing for Driver Authentication and Transportation Safety

Recent technology trends have allowed affordable and efficient collection of driver data. This has enabled a variety of potential applications, including more accurate pricing determinations for insurance and finer grained traffic planning for improved public safety. Although this technological growth provides for a wealth of new opportunities, given the safety implications of driving, there are many security and privacy issues that must be considered for their deployment. For instance, some applications require access to a vehicle's engine via a debug interface, known as On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II), which may provide a vector for attack. Other systems may involve global positioning system (GPS) tracking, which can potentially violate a driver's privacy. This research seeks to find solutions to these shortcomings by using local sensing and monitoring to support the development of new driver devices and applications while preserving vehicular security and privacy. The significance of the proposed research cannot be overstated. A report released in October of 2013 estimated that 1.6 million drivers have signed on to use Progressive's Snapshot since 2008, and since that time the company has collected driving data over more than 8 billion miles.


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

    1855 Broadway (at 61st Street)
    New York, NY  United States  10023
  • Principal Investigators:

    Li, Wenjia

    Artan, N. Sertac

    Voris, Jonathan

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20170630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39401

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560020
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-33-27
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 8 2015 1:00AM