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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