Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date


Publication Title

The 2nd Workshop on Data-Driven and Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems for Smart Cities (DI-CPS): 2022 CPS-IOT Week

Publisher Location

Milan, Italy


Autonomous vehicles (AVs) use diverse sensors to understand their surroundings as they continually make safety- critical decisions. However, establishing trust with other AVs is a key prerequisite because safety-critical decisions cannot be made based on data shared from untrusted sources. Existing protocols require an infrastructure network connection and a third-party root of trust to establish a secure channel, which are not always available.

In this paper, we propose a sensor-fusion approach for mobile trust establishment, which combines GPS and visual data. The combined data forms evidence that one vehicle is nearby another, which is a strong indication that it is not a remote adversary hence trustworthy. Our preliminary experiments show that our sensor-fusion approach achieves above 80% successful pairing of two legitimate vehicles observing the same object with 5 meters of error. Based on these preliminary results, we anticipate that a refined approach can support fuzzy trust establishment, enabling better collaboration between nearby AVs.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.