Title: Active vehicle: a new approach integrating AmI technology for trust management in VANET

Authors: Amel Ltifi; Ahmed Zouinkhi; Med Salim Bouhlel

Addresses: Sciences and Technologies of Image and Telecommunications, Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Sfax, University of Sfax, Street of Sokra km 4 BP 261 3000, Tunisia ' Modeling, Analysis and Control Systems, National Engineering School of Gabes, Street of Omar Ibn El Khattab, Zrig Gabes 6029, Tunisia ' Sciences and Technologies of Image and Telecommunications, Higher Institute of Biotechnology of Sfax, University of Sfax, Street of Sokra km 4 BP 261 3000, Tunisia

Abstract: Ambient intelligence (AmI) is a new concept that interests many researchers in different domains that require highly innovative services, such as vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs). In fact, concerning vehicle trust management, the majority of the proposed solutions are dependent on road equipments and the investigation into a scalable infrastructure in all the roads is unreasonable. Therefore, road security should be managed by vehicles themselves. Hence, we have introduced the concept of 'active vehicle' that combines the power of AmI and the V2V technologies. In this paper, we propose a new secured communication model between active vehicles for alert spreading. Through this new model, traffic accident alerts are verified depending on the trust level of the sender. A trust management system has the responsibility to cut out the spread of false warnings through the network.

Keywords: component; active vehicle; ambient communication; ambient intelligence; AmI; cooperation; cluster; security; trust management; vehicular ad hoc network; VANET; vehicle-to-vehicle; V2V.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2018.093232

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2018 Vol.11 No.4, pp.291 - 303

Available online: 05 Jul 2018 *

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