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Secure vehicle communication

Objective

Vehicular communications (VC) and inter-vehicular communications (IVC) bring the promise of improved road safety and optimised road traffic through co-operative systems applications. A prerequisite for the successful deployment of vehicular communications is to make them secure.

The specific operational environment (moving vehicles, sporadic connectivity, etc.) makes the problem very novel and challenging. Because of the challenges, a research and development roadmap is needed. We consider SEVECOM to be the first phase of a longer term undertaking. In this first phase, we aim to define a consistent and future-proof solution to the problem of VC/IVC security.

SEVECOM will focus on communications specific to road traffic. This includes messages related to traffic information, anonymous safety-related messages, and liability-related messages. The following work is foreseen:
1) Identification of the variety of threats
2) Specification of an architecture and of security mechanisms. The following topics will be fully addressed:
- Key and identity management
- Secure communication protocols, including secure routing
- Tamper proof device and decision on crypto-system
- Privacy. The following topics will be investigated in preparation of further work:
- Intrusion Detection
- Data consistency
- Secure positioning
- Secure user interface.
3) The definition of cryptographic primitives which take into account the specific operational environment.

The overall approach is the following:
- Take into account existing results available
- Work in close liaison with new IST eSafety projects
- Take into account on-going standardisation
- Integrate SEVECOM mechanisms into an use case development which is based on the VC and IVC infrastructure used by eSafety projects
- Investigate the necessary conditions for deployment.

The project will work in close liaison with the Car-2-Car consortium. It will also establish strong connections with related efforts in the world.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TRIALOG
Address
25 Rue Du General Foy
75008 Paris
France

Participants (7)

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano (To)
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
70567 Stuttgart
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address

1015 Lausanne
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm