Connected Vehicle Data: Maintaining Security and Privacy, Improving Safety and Efficiency

Connected Vehicle Data: Maintaining Security and Privacy, Improving Safety and Efficiency


  • Jason Carter, Computational Sciences and Engineering Division
October 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am


Communications between connected and autonomous vehicles could reduce accidents by as much as 80% and smooth traffic flow, saving time and energy. But this new connectivity comes with challenges in protecting driver privacy and verifying the trustworthiness of messages.  Most of the messages flowing from vehicle to vehicle and between vehicles and roadside infrastructure are broadcasted and cannot be encrypted, creating potential privacy and security issues. During this seminar, Dr. Jason Carter will discuss ORNL research focused on addressing these issues, including cryptographic keys and spatiotemporal trajectory de-identification methods. Some of this work is in use today in operational settings and could be deployed in every vehicle in the United States.

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Jason M. Carter directs the research of the Center for Trustworthy Embedded Systems in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division. He has been the principal investigator for several connected-vehicle privacy and security projects for the US Department of Transportation over the past five years. His work was highlighted in the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Connected Vehicle Technology, and he has been an invited speaker and panelist for Society of Automotive Engineers events and the Federal Trade Commission. 

Sponsoring Organization 

Sustainable Transportation Program Transportation Science Seminar Series


  • Joint Institute for Computational Sciences
  • Building: 5100
  • Room: Auditorium (Room 128)

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