Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Allows for Automated Traffic Fines
October 9, 2012 8:47 PM
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The new automated traffic fine system incorporates sensors built into vehicles and Communication and Information Technologies (CITs)
If you're the type of driver that leans more toward offensive rather than defensive driving, you might want to take it easy on the speeding and pay attention to those stoplights -- systems to
automate traffic fines
are in the making.
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III Madrid's (UC3M) Information and Communication Technology Security Group have been working on the E-SAVE project, which aims to use IT to improve traffic regulation.
The new automated traffic fine system incorporates sensors built into vehicles and Communication and Information Technologies (CITs). The new system has three main components: a mechanism that allows drivers to report others while maintaining anonymity and authenticity; a way for sending the notification of a fine directly to the vehicle in question, and a mechanism that allows the offending driver to create electronic evidence in order to defend him/herself in the case that they receive a notification. The offending driver can do this by "asking" surrounding drivers with sensors to be witnesses to the scene.
The whole system is based on
via sensors, where cars can trade information in the flow of traffic and allow for crimes to be reported.
A huge aspect of the new system is to keep driver information confidential so that credentials are not stolen or abused. It's also important that driver information is updated and accurate for the purpose of sending fines correctly. The team is doing this through a project called PRECIOUS, where cryptographic methods of anonymous authentication and zero knowledge tests are used. This rids the duplication of information.
The system will be tested in "the coming months."
Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M)
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RE: This is BULL$#+!.
10/10/2012 11:09:16 AM
Ha ha, trust me, they aren't. It's almost always a situation where I've been behind them long enough to know they aren't going to stop driving like someone's grandmother. Well, until you pass them, and suddenly they're drafting you. There's no mistaking the fact that they're simply driving like @$$holes. :-\
I mean, hell, I drive a Volvo (albeit a Volvo with an occasionally very useful turbo heh heh), and I'm all for driving in a manner that doesn't trash your gas mileage. But that's not what's going on here.
RE: This is BULL$#+!.
10/10/2012 8:45:01 PM
I remember a few years ago driving down a 4 lane each way divided highway. I was in the 2nd to the right lane. There was one other car within eyesight. Where was he? Right on my ass - couldn't even see his license plate. What did I do? I slowly slowed down. After about 2 miles we were both doing 45 (from 65). He finally noticed how slow we were going and passed me.
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