Date Added: May 2012
In order to reduce the amount of traffic accidents on the roads, new safety systems based on vehicular communication - which allows vehicles to exchange information with nearby vehicles - are being developed. Similar to wireless communication in other domains, this type of information exchange is threatened by various kinds of attacks that could outweigh the advantages of safety applications and cause additional risks for traffic participants. Therefore, it is necessary for applications to recognize attacks and stop eavesdroppers from gaining sensitive information about the vehicles' occupants. The SeVeCom project dealt with those challenges and developed solutions that can be applied in realistic scenarios.