Securing Inter-Vehicular Networks with Time and Driver Identity Considerations

The exchange of information in a timely fashion is critical to accident prevention in transportation systems. Research has demonstrated that anticipating future collisions by as little as half a second before impact could lead to a 60% decrease in traffic accidents. Moreover, in July of 2015, researchers demonstrated a remote exploit of a commercially available vehicle from 10 miles away while it was on the highway, leading to the recall 1.4 million vehicles; this represents the first known automotive recall due to a cybersecurity vulnerability. However, the exchange of information also makes vehicular networks prone to security-related issues. The principal investigator (PIs) have been exploring the security aspects of systems which exist within a single vehicle as part of a University Transportation Research Center (UTRC) funded research effort. The topic of this proposal is a separate but complementary investigation into the security aspects of communication networks which connect vehicles to other vehicles and infrastructure. The principall investigators seek to expand the scope of the research in order to develop secure data sharing and aggregation algorithms for transportation systems.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $157587
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    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

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

    Li,  Wenjia

    Voris, Jonathan

    Artan, N. Sertac

  • Start Date: 20160901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608013
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-33-28
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2016 1:48PM