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A Framework for a Blockchain-based Public Key Infrastructure for Autonomous Vehicles

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  • Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden
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We propose a framework for designing a blockchain-based Public Key Infrastructure for highly automated and autonomous vehicles for vehicular ad-hoc networks and the Internet of Vehicles as part of the Internet of Things. The basic concept is to store the public keys in a dedicated blockchain together with information that can easily be checked by the perception system of the vehicles. Special transactions on the blockchain make it possible to establish trust relationships between different entities. In combination with a trust model this forms an identification and authentication system. The freedom to choose the trust model and the specific blockchain enables flexible adaption to regulatory and political requirements.

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