Presenters

Malik PurefoyFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

SPCEET - Engineering Technology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Billy Kihei

People were not used in any experiments.

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are being deployed globally to support vehicular safety innovation using wireless communication. The ITS paradigm of vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X) enables vehicles equipped with an on-board unit (OBU) to communicate with a roadside unit (RSU) infrastructure to provide safe intersection movements between similarly equipped vehicles, pedestrians, and animal life. However, the current paradigm relies heavily on the availability of a Global Positioning System (GPS) for ensuring road user safety. In a doomsday scenario where GPS becomes unavailable, collision avoidance services provided through V2X may be rendered unavailable. The proposed solution is to develop a secure and reliable method for V2X nodes to reliably request positioning information from RSUs. The advantages are two-fold: when GPS is offline V2X nodes can continue to receive positioning information for safety applications, and when GPS is online V2X positioning information could be corrected/improved through ground truth positioning verification.

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Securing Global Positioning Systems in a Blockchain using Vehicle-to-Everything Communications

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are being deployed globally to support vehicular safety innovation using wireless communication. The ITS paradigm of vehicle-to-everything communication (V2X) enables vehicles equipped with an on-board unit (OBU) to communicate with a roadside unit (RSU) infrastructure to provide safe intersection movements between similarly equipped vehicles, pedestrians, and animal life. However, the current paradigm relies heavily on the availability of a Global Positioning System (GPS) for ensuring road user safety. In a doomsday scenario where GPS becomes unavailable, collision avoidance services provided through V2X may be rendered unavailable. The proposed solution is to develop a secure and reliable method for V2X nodes to reliably request positioning information from RSUs. The advantages are two-fold: when GPS is offline V2X nodes can continue to receive positioning information for safety applications, and when GPS is online V2X positioning information could be corrected/improved through ground truth positioning verification.