Integrating Blockchain and IoT/ITS for Safer Roads

Najah Abu Ali, Abd Elhamid M. Taha, Ezedin Barka

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    Road safety continues to be a great concern despite various advances and initiatives. Sweden introduced the SS approach in 1996 as part of a plan to eliminate road fatalities and injuries. Since then, SS has been internationally adopted by the World Health Organization. In this article, we describe how the SS approach offers a holistic structure of various innovative solutions in the context of IoT and ITS. We also introduce a necessary extension to the SS approach considering emerging technologies such as connected and computing vehicles and vehicle autonomy. To facilitate this extension, we show how blockchains can play a crucial role in ensuring road safety, as well as the safety of its connected elements.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number8977443
    Pages (from-to)32-37
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Network
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Information Systems
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Computer Networks and Communications


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