An embedded platform for privacy-friendly road charging applications

Josep Balasch, Ingrid Verbauwhede, Bart Preneel
2010 2010 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE 2010)  
Systems based on satellite localization are enabling new scenarios for road charging schemes by offering the possibility to charge drivers as a function of their road usage. An in-vehicle installation of a black box with the capabilities of a Location Based Service terminal suffices to deploy such a scheme. In the most straightforward architecture a back-end server collects vehicle's location data in order to extract the correct fees. However, with industry, governments and users being more and
more » ... more aware of privacy issues the deployment of such system seems to be contradictory. Our contribution is the demonstration of a practical and functional road charging system based on PriPAYD [1]. Our black box is built guaranteeing most of the processing of location data in real-time, thus minimizing overheads required to ensure security and privacy. The performance of our software-based prototype is tested and proves that the deployment of a privacy-friendly solution can be achieved within a minimum cost increment compared to existing road charging schemes.
doi:10.1109/date.2010.5456931 dblp:conf/date/BalaschVP10 fatcat:c7t7sqgzonhe3h4qgaup7d2mby